Great article, not just because it points out the solutions to team disfunction, but that it points out that every team is dysfunctional in its own particular way.
I’ve also found that the dysfunction…shifts, for the lack of a better terms, as we patch up one big issue or a new person joins the team or a new dynamic is created for whatever reason (new friendships/relationship or broken ones).
Being in management myself, I’ve wound up believing that the not-so secret goal of every management team is to:
- work with each other without strangling each other;
- get everybody else to work with each other without mass stranglings;
- get stuff done. But when you have 1 & 2 working, 3 is easy…relatively.