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Teamwork - Do you know the 5 dysfunctions of a team?
  v5.0 Posted at 14/08/2018 1:48 PM by Joanna Feely

​​ There are five interrelated issues that undermine the performance of a team:

  1. Absence of trust 
    If the members of the team do not trust each other then they cannot be totally honest with each other.
  2. Fear of conflict 
    Without trust people will not have the healthy debates that are necessary to arrive at better thought through decisions.
  3. Lack of commitment
    If the team have not aligned behind a decision then the individual members who did not agree with the final decision will ultimately be less committed to that decision.
  4. Avoidance of accountability 
    If they are not committed to the course of action, then they are less likely to feel accountable (or hold other people accountable).
  5. Inattention to results 
    Consequently, they are less likely to care about the group results (and instead focus on achieving their own goals).

​These are from the excellent book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni.​

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