Many leaders struggle with disengagement, dysfunction and destructive behaviors with their teams. If you’ve ever managed someone who always “seems to be working” but doesn’t have much to show for it. Or if you have team members who are unable to accept authority, drama kings and queens, or even people-pleasers and martyrs, you can likely relate. Destructive behaviors are counterproductive and lead to a toxic work environment, virtually or in-office.
By recognizing the problems and changing destructive behaviors, you can have a team committed to honest communication and better relationships, allowing you to reach your goals and achieve the success you’ve worked hard for. The first blog focuses on the warning signs of the “three D’s”…disengagement, dysfunction, and destructive behaviors. The other articles address trust, accountability, and commitment for teams. Whether you are working virtually, which most of us are now, or back in the office, understanding what makes a high-performance team is key to getting the results you want.
As a leader, at some point in your career, you will struggle with the three-D’s of bad team conduct: disengagement, dysfunction, and destructive behaviors in the workplace. By recognizing the problems and changing the bad behaviors, you can have a team committed to honest communication and better relationships allowing you to reach your goals and achieve the success you’ve worked hard for. Read more
Successful teams thrive when members are free to hold each other accountable by way of a healthy dose of peer pressure. What if holding each other accountable not only became acceptable within a team, but encouraged and expected? Here’s why it works. Read more
Have you ever been in a relationship where you don’t trust the other person? You don’t open up, you become suspicious and put a wall up to protect your feelings and yourself. Being able to be open with each other is essential to a productive team and to do that, teams need to have trust and psychological safety. Your team needs to feel safe to be comfortable taking risks and being vulnerable in front of each. Read more
Team commitment is a crucial part of cohesive teamwork. When you don’t have it, your team won’t be successful in the long-run. It’s that simple. Here I discuss the concept of commitment as presented by Patrick Lencioni in his book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. You can elevate the level of commitment on your team to get the “buy-in” that produces a cohesive team. Read more
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