It is easy…most teams are.
Looking back on my career I would have to agree with the answer. I have worked in various teams that have demonstrated some of the good aspects discussed in the last email but not all and not at the same time, and I can say the same was true of my competitors. If I had known about this perhaps life would have been very different.
‘Teamwork remains the one sustainable competitive advantage that has been largely untapped’Patrick Lencioni.
Non-performing dysfunctional teams are known to have:
- An absence of trust
- Fear of conflict
- Lack of commitment
- Avoidance of accountability
- Inattention to results
What is your team’s dysfunction?
- Everything is urgent
- We often make poor and slow decisions
- Meetings are boring
- Office politics drains team energy
- Frustration leads to personal attacks
- People are not understood
- Individuals put their own career first
- We over analyse opportunities
- Team members do not trust each other
- Real business issues are not discussed because of the potential for conflict
- Not all members feel as though they can contribute without their ideas being belittled
- We perform at level of mediocrity
- Team is stagnant and does not move forward
It is not easy to be a highly functional, cohesive team. It is likely that your team experiences some of these issues.
Which of these issues is applicable to your team?