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The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team

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TeamBuilders WorldWide offers training and development programs that help organizations improve team and leadership dynamics and realize their high-performance potential. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is just one of several tools used by TBW to tailor a results driven program for global businesses.

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The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team

  1. 2. A Leadership Fable By Patrick Lencioni
  2. 4. A Team is a group of people with diverse skills whose members struggle for shared aspirations (a common goal) with measurable performance and joint accountability.
  3. 5. Team Development <ul><li>The concept of “Teamwork” is a fairly simple one (as is the 5-D model) </li></ul><ul><li>It’s the execution that is so difficult because it takes high levels of discipline and persistence </li></ul><ul><li>We unknowingly slip into these five natural, but dangerous, pitfalls </li></ul>
  4. 6. Contributing factors that impact team development <ul><li>Change </li></ul><ul><li>Individual contributors </li></ul><ul><li>History/culture </li></ul>
  5. 7. Contributing factors that impact team development <ul><li>CHANGE </li></ul>
  6. 8. Absence of Trust Fear of Conflict Avoidance of Accountability Lack of Commitment Inattention To Results
  7. 9. Absence of Trust
  8. 10. Absence of Trust among team members <ul><li>Unwillingness to be vulnerable within the group </li></ul><ul><li>Not sharing ideas, mistakes, weaknesses or even best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Group members operate very guarded </li></ul>
  9. 11. Absence of Trust
  10. 12. Fear of Conflict
  11. 13. Fear of Conflict among team members <ul><li>Teams that lack trust are incapable of engaging in unfiltered and passionate debate </li></ul><ul><li>Guarded comments </li></ul><ul><li>Silent lies/pocket vetoes </li></ul><ul><li>No one takes the risk to disagree inside the meeting </li></ul>
  12. 14. Stages of Team Development Norming Forming Storming Performing
  13. 15. Lack of Commitment
  14. 16. Lack of Commitment among team members <ul><li>Without airing opinions in the course of debate, team members rarely buy in and commit to decision </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of the day we don’t have to agree with the decisions… </li></ul><ul><li>Group members leave uncommitted </li></ul><ul><li>and unmotivated </li></ul>
  15. 17. Avoidance of Accountability
  16. 18. Avoidance of Accountability among team members <ul><li>What’s the beauty of not buying into a plan? </li></ul><ul><li>No one is held accountable </li></ul><ul><li>Without committing to a clear plan, team members do not call each other on counterproductive stuff </li></ul>
  17. 19. Inattention To Results
  18. 20. Inattention to Results <ul><li>Failure to hold one another accountable allows us to operate in silos </li></ul><ul><li>Team members put their own individual needs (ego, personal feelings, career development or survival) above the collective goals of the team </li></ul><ul><li>We operate independent of one another </li></ul>
  19. 21. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Absence of Trust Fear of Conflict Avoidance of Accountability Lack of Commitment Inattention To Results
  20. 22. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Absence of Trust Fear of Conflict Avoidance of Accountability Lack of Commitment Inattention To Results

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