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Overview Built a stronger, more effective team—and give your organization the ultimate competitive advantage In theory, teamwork is simple. Most of us already know what it requires. But in practice, teamwork is difficult. Building a team is a process, one that requires remarkable levels of discipline, courage, and persistence.
For a team to be truly effective, it must overcome the five dysfunctions as outlined by Patrick Lencioni in his best-selling The Five Dysfunctions of a Team:
  • Absence of Trust. Members of great teams trust one another on a fundamental, emotional level, and they are comfortable being vulnerable with each other about their weaknesses, mistakes, fears, and behaviors.
  • Fear of Conflict. Teams that trust one another are not afraid to engage in passionate dialogue around issues and decisions that are key to the organization's success.
  • Lack of Commitment. Teams that engage in unfiltered conflict are able to achieve genuine buy-in around important decisions, even when various members of the team initially disagree.
  • Avoidance of Accountability. Teams that commit to decisions and standards of performance do not hesitate to hold one another accountable for adhering to those decisions and standards.
  • Inattention to Results. Teams that trust one another, engage in conflict, commit to decisions, and hold one another accountable are very likely to set aside their individual needs and agendas and focus almost exclusively on what is best for the team.

Since its publication in 2002, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team has become the world's most definitive source of practical information for building teams. Building on Lencioni's principles, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team program helps team members and leaders use The Five Dysfunctions model to function more effectively so their teams can achieve their full potential.
What Does the Self-Assessment Measure? The purpose of the assessment is to give the team members a sense of their team's unique strengths and areas for improvement, based on The Five Dysfunctions model. It's a tool that evaluates the team's current rank based on the five fundamentals so members can decide what improvements are necessary for becoming a higher performing team.
The assessment can also be used as a benchmark by taking a team through the program, allowing them time to practice the skills, and then having them take a post-assessment to evaluate the change.
The Assessment This Five Dysfunctions of a Team Assessment provides leaders with an opportunity to explore and overcome the pitfalls that sidetrack teams. The assessment gives the team members a sense of their team's unique strengths and areas for improvement in each of five key fundamentals of developing a cohesive and productive team: trust, conflict, commitment, accountability, and results. Who is it for? Anyone who wants to lead and/or participate on a more highly functioning team.
"The Five Dysfunctions of a Team program not only restored the fiscal health of our company, it provided the crucial tools for us to face the economic downturn. The program has enabled us to sustain performance through creativity and teamwork and we''re using it throughout our entire company."
—Matt Danilowicz, CEO, Clear-Com
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