Lencioni – The 5 dysfunctions of a team
Whether you like it or not, all teams are imperfect. This is inevitable, because they are made of 'imperfect' people. From the soccer field to the higher layers of management, political games and confusion are more a rule than an exception. Nonetheless, the countering of these dysfunctions and the concentration on teamwork is important for all teams. In particular in the head of an organization, because the executive team sets the tone for the way all employees work together.
Succesful collaboration is not only about knowing different theories, but more about the use of common sense combined with discipline and perseverance. Teams can only truly collaborate when they recognize that they are made of different people. By accepting these mutual differences, the team can overcome the frustrations that often make teamwork impossible.
Patrick Lencioni, the writer of the bestseller “The 5 dysfunctions of a team" puts it this way: “If you can make everyone in the organization row in the same direction, you could dominate every industry, every market, every competition, any time. ”