Team Effectiveness

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At the pinnacle of Patrick Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team pyramid is level 5: inattention to results. To get to the top of the dysfunctions pyramid, an organization must: Suffer from an absence of trust, Operate in an environment that is afraid of conflict, Be unwilling to commit to common goals and Refuse to be held accountable for their actions and lack of achievement
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We are all (painfully) aware of the difficulties of trying to attract and retain top talent these days. Signing bonuses, unlimited PTO, and flexible schedules are different ways employers are wooing talent to come aboard. But have you considered tapping into unutilized job skills of your existing employees?
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The ability to set and meet goals is often used as a way to measure success for companies and individual employees. In an ideal world, goals are set and then achieved – on time and within budget. Unfortunately, in the real world, dysfunctional teams often avoid being held accountable for their goals. A lack of accountability creates resentment among team members, encourages mediocrity, and places a burden on leaders who must discipline employees who miss deadlines and deliver subpar work.
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Why It’s Important to Create a Positive Employee Experience Employee trends studies show organizations that focus on maintaining high levels of employee engagement are proven to be more successful than those with low levels of employee engagement. We’ve seen that engaged workers tend to enjoy their work more and are far more productive, innovative and creative. In this blog post, you’ll find out why it's up to company leaders to set the stage for this sort of mindset.
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When a business team misses deadlines, fears failure, and seems to suffer from a lack of direction, it might be due to Patrick Lencioni’s third dysfunction of a team, Lack of Commitment.
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By definition, a team is a “group of people who come together to achieve a common goal.” The idea of coming together inspires thoughts of people working side by side, smiling and laughing, engaged in harmonious work. At first glance, it might seem that conflict has no place in a successful team environment, but that’s simply not true.
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In his book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni examines why effective teams are so rare and provides specific recommendations for eliminating barriers that lead to dysfunctional teams. Lencioni's work outlines the causes of team dysfunctionality and what can be done to overcome each one.
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Having a strong internal communications plan isn’t trendy, it’s a solid law of leadership, just ask Group Chair/Executive Mentor Nancy Kane who jumped online recently to discuss the importance of leadership language when times are tough.
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Emotional health is an important part of overall health, and it’s just as important as physical health and safety. This blog post offers a few ways leaders can help their team members be emotionally healthy.
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Are you more Spock or Kirk? Measuring your leadership flexibility and adaptability is an essential first step in dealing effectively with today’s business world. This article from EA Group Chair Nancy Kane examines the importance of adaptability in the workplace and why effective leaders are comfortable experimenting with new ideas, possess crystal clear core values and have characteristics of both Capt. Kirk and Dr. Spock.
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