In order for teams to be effective, they must work in unison. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ focuses on productivity through the understanding and application of these behaviors: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results. How does a team learn trust? Can conflict really be healthy? Why does author Patrick Lencioni assert that consensus is a four letter word? These are just some of the questions the program can answer.
Though working through a team’s issues can be a difficult task, it is well worth the effort. This is true whether you are dealing with personality conflicts, collaboration issues or goal/intention misalignment. Here is an example of working through trust issues in the workplace: Lencioni states that vulnerability-based trust leaders, “comfortably and quickly acknowledge, without provocation, their mistakes, weaknesses, failures, and needs for help. They also recognize the strengths of others, even when those strengths exceed their own.” Trust is foundational to building a connected team. This is an area where teams need to slow down, learn each other’s personality types, and begin listening to their individual stories, all the while, growing trust with each other.
Slowing it down to speed it up sounds counterintuitive, but the outcomes will pay dividends. Teams with a common connection will be more effective and productive. If you are interested in learning more about The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or place your thoughts in the comment section. Please give us a like to help spread the word.