5 tips to identify dysfunctional teams
Building a well-functioning team is always challenging. During a crisis like the Covid pandemic, however, even more factors with the potential to disrupt cooperation come into play, creating a breeding ground for already existing problems to spread. Political leaders and managers alike are thus well-advised to recognise the roots of dysfunctions as early as possible. Here is how to identify them based on “The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team” developed by US management expert Patrick Lencioni.
1. Absence of trust: Unwilling to be vulnerable within the group.
Members of trustful teams usually ask for help, own up to mistakes and give feedback. When there is a general lack of trust, members tend to hide their mistakes and weaknesses, focus on making a good impression and jump to quick conclusions.