Interested in Building A Strong Team in Your Workplace?
I’ll get you started by sharing some of Tom Rath and Barry Conchie’s (Gallup Management Journal) findings in Keys to Well-Functioning Teams, as well as ideas about…
- Conflict vs. Results
- Identifying Team Deterioration Signs
- Consequences of Ignoring Personnel Problems
Conflict vs. Results:
The first sign that you have an excellent team working for you is having differences of opinion.
Conflict doesn’t destroy strong teams because…strong teams focus on results.
The authors believe that disagreement and healthy debate is a good thing. Well-functioning teams know how to argue in order to sharpen their own points and see other views -without making the conflict personal.
On the other hand, poorly functioning teams foster hurt feelings and productivity tanks. Once bad feelings are triggered, things usually just keep getting worse.
As an employer it’s up to you or your office manager to spot deteriorations and turn them around before your whole team becomes disheartened and unable to work well together.