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:

  1. An absence of trust
  2. Fear of conflict
  3. Lack of commitment
  4. Avoidance of accountability
  5. 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?