The 5
of a Team

  • 1) Indifference to the overall outcome

    • Selfishness

    • Careerism

    • Self-recognition

    • Self-interest more important than the whole

    • Or the interests of their own departments

    • Solution

    • Formulate and set a common goal

  • 2) Undemanding of others

    • Low standards

    • You don't do a good job yourself and can't expect others to do a good job

    • The principle of "It's none of my business

    • Solution

    • Demand

    • Tell the person where they are failing

      • And what to fix
  • Team assessment

    • Rules

    • Three-point scale

    • Rate how well each statement fits our team

      • Answer options

      • 3 - Always

      • 2 - Sometimes

      • 1 - Rarely

    • Respond frankly and quickly

    • Questions

      1. Do our team members discuss any issues and problems fervently and openly?
      1. Do our team members openly criticise each other for shortcomings and unproductive behaviour?
      1. do our team members know what their colleagues are working on and how they contribute to the overall goal of the team?
      1. Do our team members sincerely and immediately apologise if they happen to offend a colleague or unintentionally damage teamwork?
      1. Are our team members willing to sacrifice something (a bonus, fame, a staff position) for the good of the whole team?
      1. Do our team members openly admit their weaknesses and mistakes?
      1. Are team meetings very interesting and never boring?
      1. Our team members have full confidence that their colleagues fully support the decisions made and will implement them, even if they did not agree with them at first
      1. The atmosphere in our team is strongly influenced by the success of our goals
      1. Our team meetings always deal with the most important and most difficult issues. Specific decisions are made. 11.
      1. our team members do everything they can not to let their colleagues down.
      1. our team members know all about each other and are comfortable discussing non-work-related issues.
      1. Our team members end all discussions with clear and concise resolutions.
      1. Our team members monitor the implementation of plans and the quality of each other's work.
    • 15.Our team members do not brag about their achievements, but are happy to acknowledge the successes of their colleagues

    • Results

    • Answers

      • Defect 5 Indifference to the overall outcome

      • Question 5

      • Question 9

      • Question 15

      • Defect 4 Indifference to others

      • Question 2

      • Question 11

      • Question 14

      • Total

      • Defect 3 Indiscriminateness

      • Question 3

      • Question 8

      • Question 12

      • Total

      • Defect 2 Avoidance of conflict

      • Question 1

      • Question 7

      • Question 10

      • Total

      • Defect 1 Mutual distrust

      • Question 4

      • Question 6

      • Question 12

      • Total

    • Interpretation

      • 8-9

      • No defect

      • 6-7

      • Risk of defects

      • 3-5

      • Immediate action to be taken

    • Note

      • Even the best teams need constant work

      • Because even the best teams are prone to defects

  • 3) Uncertainty

    • Uncertainty

    • Not knowing whether a person will do what is agreed or not

    • Because people do not trust each other and do not support common decisions

    • Decision

    • Take care of yourself

    • Other subordinates will lead by example

  • 4) Avoiding conflict

    • False agreement

    • People who mistrust each other are incapable of open discussion

    • Afraid 

      • Of offending

      • Being offended

    • Neutral remarks

    • Barbs

    • Cautious comments

    • Result in a decision that pleases no one

    • Decision

    • Did you write it this way because you chose not to argue or because you have an objection?

    • What do you think about it?

    • If you disagree

      • The person explains why he/she disagrees.

      • Then you have to explain to him why it's worthwhile.

  • 5) Mutual distrust

    • Fear of showing everyone their Vulnerability, weakness

    • Personal

    • Afraid to admit their mistakes, shortcomings

    • Hide them at all costs

    • Suspicious atmosphere

    • Trust

    • It's a belief that team members are guided by good intentions 

    • That's why you don't have to be afraid or defensive

    • It's not waiting to be stabbed in the back

    • Don't waste effort and time on intrigues and so on

    • Decision

    • A little about yourself.

      • Ask a few questions, not very personal.

      • About family

      • About family/school problems

      • About my childhood

      • My first job

      • The worst job

      • Minimum 30 min.

    • Team effectiveness

      • Each decides what each colleague contributes to the common cause

      • Determines where to step up and where to stop

      • It is important that everyone has their say

      • Starting with the boss and one at a time

      • At least 60 min.

    • Personality and behaviour profile

      • Build preference profiles

      • Helps to understand each other better

      • For example Maers-Briggs

      • Involve a professional to conduct and analyse results

      • Minimum 4 hours

    • Feedback

      • Give a clear assessment of each other's performance

      • And give critical feedback

      • Main

      • Objectivity 

      • Informality

    • Team sports activities

      • In addition to others if only
    • Regularly carry out techniques from the solution to establish and maintain credibility as they are all short-lived

    • Leadership role

      • First to show vulnerability

      • Sincerely

      • Can risk losing face so that others follow suit and are not afraid

  • The 5 virtues of the team

    • Trust

    • Open discussion of problems and ideas

    • Commitment to decisions and plans 

    • Accountable for the implementation or non-implementation of decisions and plans

    • Committed to a common goal