Is Your Team Functional?

Jason NiclaouA personal interpretation by Jason Nicolaou of the book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni copyright 2002.

 

Many times team building is considered a department specific activity designed to coordinate activities among subordinates.  The Five Dysfunctions of a Team explores the transformation of the most influential team of all at DecisionTech…the executive team.  The concepts described in this book will not only make you a better team leader, but will also make you a better team member.

The foundation of this idea is trust.  This includes more than the ability to predict a reaction, or that a result will happen.  This “trust” creates an environment where vulnerability is not a weakness, but rather an opportunity for a teammate to be exactly that.  This isn’t a free ride though, this arrangement also creates a level of accountability far beyond answering to your boss.  The healthy conflict coupled with a solid commitment to clear goals drives this team to produce results beyond expectations.

Team Dysfunctions

* http://coachcarter5.blogspot.in/p/team-work.html

The structure of this book gives readers the opportunity to get to know the team.  Then the reader naturally reflects on what team member is most like him/her.  As DecisionTech’s journey is outlined, additional exercises are presented to address the 5 dysfunctions.  The added value is that as the team completes the exercises, the reactions are also presented in a way that reflects how different people might interpret the situation.  Mr. Lencioni strikes a balance between explaining the people puzzle and driving results within an organization.


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