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The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team
Transcript of The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team
What it means
Absence of Trust
Fear of Conflict
Lack of Commitment
Avoidance of Accountability
Inattention to Results
Conceal their weaknesses and mistakes
Team Members without Trust
Admit weaknesses and mistakes
Team Members With Trust
8th grade I was assigned a group project with two kids that were known for not doing any work.
8th grade science project
The fear of speaking up, and someone having positive or negative comment toward your idea
What it means
Have boring meetings
Teams that fear conflict
Have lively interesting meetings
Teams that engage conflict
Adventure Bound is all about acting like a team, except the only people who voice their opinions are the loud kids.
Adventure Bound Junior Year
If the whole team does not approve of the decision it won't get done properly, wasting time and effort, on something that could have been right all along.
What it means
Creates ambiguity among the team about direction and priorities
A team that fails to commit
Creates clarity around direction and priorities
A team that commits
Creates resentment among team members who have different standards of performance
A team that avoids accountability
Ensures that poor performers feel pressure to improve
A team that holds one another accountable
Fails to grow
A team that is not focused on results
The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team
Hesitate to ask for help or provide constructive feedback
Hesitate to offer help
Jump to conclusions without clarifying them
Fail to recognize one's skills and experiences
Waste time managing their behaviors for effect
Dread meetings and find reasons to avoid spending time together
Ask for help
Accept questions and input
Give someone the benefit of the doubt
Take risks in offering feed back and assistance
Tap into one's skills and experiences
Focus time into important issues and not politics
Offer and accept apologizes
Look forward to meetings and other opportunities to work in a group
Create environments where personal attacks thrive
Ignore controversial topics relative to team success
Fail to tap into all opinions and perspectives of team members
Waste time arguing
Extract and exploit the ideas of team members
Solve real problems quickly
Put critical topics on the table for discussion
Watches windows of opportunity close due to excessive analysis and unnecessary delay
Breeds lack of confidence and fear of failure
Revisits discussions and decisions again and again
Encourages second guessing among team members
Aligns the entire team around common objectives
Develops an ability to learn from mistakes
Takes advantage of opportunities before competitors do
Moves forward without hesitation
Changes direction without hesitation or guilt
Misses deadlines and key deliverables
Places an undue burden on the team leader
Identifies potential problems quickly by questioning one another's approaches without hesitation
Establishes respect among team members who are held to the same high standards
Avoids excessive burecracy around performance management and corrective action
Not paying attention to whether a product or design lives up to it's expectations, automatically assuming it's successful costing the company money, or some sort of failure.
What it mean
Retains achievement oriented employees
A team that focuses on collective reults
Second grade I was too young to actually care about grades let alone how my handwriting looked
Rarely defeats competitors
Loses achievement oriented employess
Encourages team members to focus on their own careers and individual goals
Is easily distracted
Minimizes individualistic behavior
Enjoys success and suffers failure acutely
Benefits from individuals who subjugate their own goals for the good of the team
Status and Ego
All the work was divied up evenly I would type up the essay, someone would create the presentation, and thee other would present it.
Out of suspicion I did all the work created the presentation, and typed the essay. I was right neither one did their part, and I was left to present the project as well
In the end everyone in my group got an A on the project even though i did all the work.
Being quiet I sat back with my friends, and let the athletic kids try to figure out the task presented to us. Even though they couldn't figure it out
My friend came up to me, and gave me a solution to task, but was afraid to speak up thinking no one would listen to him, so I did it for him
After about five minutes of forcing my way into a group that refused to listen they finally tried my friends idea, and actually got across the "Lake of Lava".
No kid likes being forced to do anything, especially being forced to exert some kind of energy.
Baseball when I was younger
Confronting Team Members
What it means
Written by Patrick Lencioni
Project by Nick Towli
Dealing with people you don't like is easy. Dealing with friends that you have to see everyday is hard.
Being in command of a whole team is hard especially when all of them are my friends, so its hard for me to tell them when they are doing something wrong.
Toward the beginning of the year I wouldn't deal with anything telling somebody they weren't doing their job properly, or doing something wrong, so that means jobs weren't getting done.
Some how building up the courage to tell them that things needed to change these people got the message and began working harder and stopped goofing off, now I have no problem admitting mistakes because I know they'll be fixed.
Individuals or a team refusing to admit to their mistakes causes confusion, and frustration amongst the team as a whole, leaving no room for improvement.
Growing up I was forced to play baseball, it forced me to wake up early, and miss Yu-Gi-Oh every Saturday morning.
Being the stubborn child that I was I refused to try, and I gave my parents are hard time everyday to hopefully annoy them to the point where they said I didn't have to go to the game which never happened. I would always get punished
With my lack of caring, and trying I never got any good at baseball and my team lost just about every single game I played.
Everyday my class and I would go over handwriting drills to improve our penmanship, I would slack off and do as little work as I could.
Soon our handwriting began being graded, and it just wasn't getting better, and of course I never looked at my grades because I just didn't care.
Well end of the first marking period came to a close, and I got a low B in the penmanship category, B's were acceptable in my mom's eyes so I was happy, every other semester that followed I received a C in penmanship, and every time I got grounded for it.