Most organizations believe that their product, technology, service, strategy, etc. is what sets them apart from the competition. Patrick Lencioni believes that while those things are important, when an organization focuses on getting people working together on productive, cohesive teams, they will accomplish great things, and that teamwork may be an organization’s ultimate competitive advantage. Getting people to work together as a cohesive team is simple, but hard work, but it will pay off.
What if There Was a Way to Measure if a Team…
- Trusts one another?
- Engages in healthy conflict around ideas?
- Commits to decisions?
- Holds one another accountable?
- Focuses on achieving collective results?
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Model
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team model is a proven model. For years many organizations have used this model to try to get beyond the dysfunctions of a typical team.
Understanding Each Team Member’s Behavior
When we add in the Everything DiSC Model, team members really begin to understand each other’s behaviors, and can move from judging to respecting to valuing those differences. Everything DiSC provides deep insight into each team member’s needs and communication/behavioral style. With this information, you can better understand yourself and your teammates. You’ll also understand how to make simple adjustments to your own style so you can be more effective.
Team members who prioritize collaboration seek harmony on a team.
Others may prioritize relationships and seek acceptance from their teammates.
Some team members prioritize results and just want to get things done, so they seek action.
And team members who prioritize accuracy, may seek accurate information and facts.
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
When we put Everything DiSC together with The Five Dysfunctions of a Team model, we can focus on The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team. This model will help you understand how your team behaves as a unit and how the team can change as a whole to work more effectively together and achieve exemplary results.
- Focus on Collective Results
- Hold One Another Accountable
- Commit to Decisions
- Engage in Conflict Around Ideas
- Trust One Another
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