The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
As best selling author Patrick Lencioni says in his third book of the same title, being a team is a choice not a requirement for running a business. Jim Alampi presents the team five dysfunctions model to help CEO’s understand the implications of this important decision on their company and its future.
The differences between teams and workgroups
- Measuring team behavior and performance
- The five aspects of teams: trust, conflict, commitment, accountability, results
- Setting a baseline and improving executive team performance
Alampi explores the important choice for a CEO and his/her executives to be a team, including the hard work and healthy behaviors that are required. He shares Lencioni’s model in depth, using information gathered from each participant prior to the meeting to demonstrate how to assess team performance on five broad dimensions and in thirty-eight specific behaviors.
Participants will leave with an understanding of why teamwork in companies is such hard work and requires a top-level commitment to specific individual and team behaviours. Moving from what Jim Collins calls “A genius with a thousand helpers” (Good to Great) to a team-lead organisation takes patience and a whole new approach for most owner/CEO’s. Alampi shares specific steps participants can use to bring other executives into the leadership and decision-making process and get a group of executives to shelve their individual agendas for a single, company-level one.