Why is team dynamics important?

  • Greater trust within a group of people
  • Team members being supportive of each other’s efforts
  • Easier for team members to brainstorm ideas productively and share them
  • Collective work is more productive with less friction
  • More constructive dialog between team members

What leads to negative team dynamics?

Undefined roles

Weak leadership

Disruptive behaviors

  • Recognition or attention-seeking behavior
  • Refusal to participate
  • Being hypercritical towards other team members’ ideas or opinions
  • Frequently disagreeing with others
  • Interrupting collaborative sessions

Fear of judgment

Free riding

Positive team dynamics: How it can be achieved

Strong leadership

An environment of open communication

Healthy working relationships between team members

Quick identification and early resolution of problems

Summary

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