Why Your Team Is Failing

image of team members looking down in defeat

Today’s educational system, from Kindergarten through college, puts a focus on team work. However, while you may learn who gets their work done versus who is counting on everyone else to get an “A” grade, your scholastic team experience probably did little to prepare you for business teamwork.

When you think about it, every business relies on the performance of teams, yet few companies ensure their employees have the tools necessary to be cohesive and successful. Many leaders have trouble identifying how effective their teams are, especially when they are meeting goals. However, just because your group is achieving desired results doesn’t mean they are as productive as they could be.

Take the pulse of your team by answering a few questions, True or False:

  • Team members receive a great deal of feedback regarding their performance
  • Morale is high and there are few complaints
  • Team members communicate openly, dealing with conflict professionally and productively
  • Communication occurs regularly, not just during meetings
  • Everyone on the team recognizes and appreciates what we do and why
  • Team members feel valued, and value each other

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by Karen Nutter, CBK Coaching & SBRN Member

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