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How to Avoid the Worst Team Dynamics

July 7, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

The moment you recognize that what you thought was your “team” is actually not set up to work together toward a common goal you notice that many of the group members are driven by their own agenda. At that very moment it is your responsibility, as the Team Leader, to transform the group to a team in order to generate success for everyone involved. The transformation begins with increased communication; with you speaking personally and confidentially with each member of the team to discover the underlying cause of your group’s dysfunction. Diagnosing team dysfunction This process alone can begin a catharsis for your team, as each member begins to realize their role in the dysfunction. Your diagnosis starts by asking […]

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When Does a Group Become a Team?

June 30, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

As mentioned in a previous post, Effective Leadership Tools – Promoting Team Dynamics, there is a clear and compelling difference between group dynamics and team dynamics. Knowing the difference may determine your effectiveness as a leader. A group is merely a “community” of people who have something in common, leaving individual members to muddle along as best they can. A team, on the other hand, shares a common goal toward which all members strive, creating a dynamic of dependency toward success – and perhaps reward, as well. Evaluating your team The differences inherent in the two are fundamental, while the difference in performance can be huge and consequential to the success of your team or organization. How do you know […]

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