Being part of a team – or managing a team – sounds all warm and fuzzy, doesn’t it?

Unless your team isn’t working.

Great teams build great organizations…

but only if they are collaborating successfully. And here’s the catch: before you can build a cohesive team, team members must be willing to build trust and be willing to be vulnerable with one another.

Dysfunction 1:  Absence of Trust
Dysfunction 2:  Fear of Conflict
Dysfunction 3:  Lack of Commitment
Dysfunction 4:  Avoidance of Accountability
Dysfunction 5:  Inattention to Results

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team outlines the root causes of politics and dysfunction on the teams where you work, and the keys to overcoming them. Counter to conventional wisdom, the causes of dysfunction are both identifiable and curable. However, they don’t die easily. Making a team functional and cohesive requires levels of courage and discipline that many groups cannot seem to muster.

In response to the Inc. article, “Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits,” originally published online July 19, 2017:
“Google could have saved two years starting with reading The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and have Deseri Garcia teach The 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team. A cohesive team starts with trust. Learned it and now live it.”

Adam Dawson

Global Product Line Director at Delphi Technologies

About The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

Based on Patrick Lencioni’s bestselling book, “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team,” The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is a development program that guides teams to improve in five key areas that are paramount in creating a high-performance team.

  • Build a culture of trust
  • Encourage healthy conflict
  • Raise the level of commitment
  • Ensure accountability
  • Build team unity to improve results

If you’re struggling with an under-performing team, you are not alone. Vida Aventura can help. We deliver training that develops leaders and engages teams, leading to increased productivity, innovation and revenue.

Step 1:  Schedule a consultation
Step 2:  We’ll create a customized development plan
Step 3:  Let’s execute the plan, together.