Welcome to the "Coaching Your Team to Higher Performance" series, the "Stage 4 -- Performing" session. When a team enters the "performing" stage, chances are good that it is a well-oiled machine, running noiselessly, flawlessly, and productively. It is task-oriented and results-driven. Changes are assimilated quickly and easily, and there is little dissension or conflict. This is not only where you want to be; it is where you want to stay. A coach's role during this stage is as a motivator. A quiz that covers the series is included with the last course, "Coaching Your Team to Higher Performance: Assessment."