“Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare.”
This is the way Patrick Lencioni opened his best-selling book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (2002).
He is an author & management consultant, and founder of The Table Group, a management consulting firm specializing in the practical development of executive teams and their organizations.
As much effort as it takes to build a cohesive team, the process does not have to be complicated. In fact, keeping it simple is critical.
As a certified practitioner I highly support the use of the assessment developed by Lencioni, which has been transferred into a questionnaire, generating a comprehensive team report.
The questions are built around the 5 behaviours, that any team should display, i.e.
1) Trust one another, 2) engage in conflict around ideas, 3) commit to decisions, 4) hold one another accountable and, 5) focus on achieving collective results.
The result of the assessment is being discussed during a team workshop, supported by practical exercises, team discussions and clear actions for further team development.
If you want to get a first flavor, you can fill out the attached questionnaire.Download the questionaire