Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Is Your Department Dyfunctional?

In Patrick Lencioni’s The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, he lists the most significant impairments to team growth. Does your department exhibit any of these dysfunctions?

According to Lencioni, the five dysfunctions of a team are:

* Absence of trust: unwilling to be vulnerable within the group

* Fear of conflict: seeking artificial harmony over constructive passionate debate

* Lack of commitment: feigning buy-in for group decisions creates ambiguity throughout the organization

* Avoidance of accountability: ducking the responsibility to call peers on counterproductive behavior which sets low standards

* Inattention to results: focusing on personal success, status and ego, before team success

Well, what do you think? How does your department stack up?


  1. OMG! We failed tremendously......what's a dysfunctional department to do? HELPPPPP!!!!!!!

  2. Send me an email and let's talk.