According to Patrick Lenioni there are five key reasons teams fail to function together successfully in achieving an organization’s goals. The key of the five is lack of trust, which sets the stage for the remaining four: absence of productive conflict, lack of commitment to collective decisions, team members failing to hold each other accountable, and lack of collective goals.
In his book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lenioni uses a fictional organization to illustrate his points in a way that anyone can see how these dysfunctions cause failure. In addition, he offers commonsense ways to overcome the dysfunctions and make it possible for an organization to achieve its goals.
Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review of Patrick Lenioni’s The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Instaread succinctly summarizes Lenioni’s book, and in itself gives an excellent tutorial on effective team building. Makes me want to read the book. I give this summary five stars.