Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
In the competitive arena, teamwork can be the difference-maker and the advantage. When everyone in your team is rowing in the same direction your organisation can achieve dominance, irrespective of the size of the competition.
The 5 Dysfunctions of a team is a book by Patrick Lencioni. This book provides insights and corrective action to address the 5 common dysfunctions that plague a lot of teams and hinder them from achieving success.
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It’s important to note that The 5 Dysfunctions are not 5 distinct issues. They form an interrelated model with each layer leading to the next level.
So what are the 5 Dysfunctions?
1) Absence of Trust - this is where each team member does not trust one another. There is an unwillingness to be vulnerable in the group and be open with each other about their mistakes and weaknesses.
2) Fear of Conflict - if people do not trust each other, then they’re not going to be comfortable engaging or disagreeing with their team members. The team needs to engage in unfiltered passionate debate about ideas that will help move the group forward.
3) Lack of Commitment - when people don’t unload or engage in healthy conflict to provide their input, they do not buy into the overall decision. There is a lack of commitment and follow-on execution of the next steps. People may agree in the meeting but may not follow through post-meeting.
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