As we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, hyperconnectivity is emerging as the defining characteristic of the era — with profound implications for CEOs, senior leadership teams, and entire organizations. In this article Heidrick & Struggles explore how high-performing teams get (and stay) that way. First, they present the results of their research on teams from a range of organizations, functions, and geographies. Then, they examine trends among both high-performing and underachieving teams. Last, and most important, they offer targeted recommendations for how to improve team performance throughout the organization and achieve performance breakthroughs — and achieve them faster than the competition.