One thing is certain: when people are put together in working groups, there will be conflict. As a leader, it’s not a question of if you will face employee conflict, it’s a matter of when. Conflict is a natural occurrence in human interaction that leaders should not only expect, but be prepared … [Read more...] about How Great Leaders Resolve Conflict
Most everyone is part of a team. And most of us try to be fair, accepting, helpful, and supportive of our teammates. Yet we frequently encounter problems interacting with others, in spite of shared values and common goals. Why is that? “We have a strong and natural tendency to look out for … [Read more...] about How to Be a Better Team Member
Organizations waste vast amounts of time, effort and money each year by failing to recognize or correct dysfunctional teams. A PricewaterhouseCoopers study of 200 global companies across various sectors―involving more than 10,000 projects―found less than 3% successfully completed their plans. … [Read more...] about Can We Really Fix Dysfunctional Teams?
“Teamwork remains the one sustainable competitive advantage that has been largely untapped.” ~ Patrick Lencioni, Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team (Jossey-Bass, 2005) Corporations increasingly organize workforces into teams, a practice that gained popularity in the ’90s. By 2000, roughly … [Read more...] about The Quest for Better Teams
Teamwork demands shared responsibility, but it also demands individual contributions. It fails if team members shelter behind the consensus. ~ Robert Heller, Founding Editor, Management Today
A recent survey found that 91 percent of high-level managers believe teams are the key to success. But the … [Read more...] about The New Groupthink:
The Problem with Teams