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Inattention to Results

Inattention to Results

Being a part of a team is only necessary when the results you are seeking to achieve cannot be accomplished by an individual or the independent efforts of individuals. In any team, there comes a point where different team members will need to defer to the needs of the...
Avoidance of Accountability

Avoidance of Accountability

When a team has a desire to perform and has committed to a plan, it follows that no one wants to be the one to let the others in the team down, so peer-to-peer accountability should be a natural behaviour. The fact that it is rarely seen in teams indicates how unusual...
Lack of Commitment

Lack of Commitment

Once everyone in the team knows that their views have been heard and have been taken seriously, it is much easier to buy-in to whatever decision is made, since very few decisions will receive 100% consensus. Often where teams display a lack of commitment, it is often...
Advocacy vs Enquiry (Fear of Conflict part 2)

Advocacy vs Enquiry (Fear of Conflict part 2)

One of the most powerful tools for enabling healthy conflict is utilising enquiry-based questions. Most people, when engaging in conflict will simply advocate their own position. This leads to a ‘tennis match’ of views going backwards and forwards as each tries to...
Fear of Conflict

Fear of Conflict

Once a team has established high levels of trust, this enables it to engage in productive debate about important issues. Failure to do this leads to poor decision-making, a lack of buy-in from those who disagree and any conflict that does exist surfaces in other ways...