Presented as a fable, this book, the Five Dysfunctions of a Team, about building a cohesive team is easily and quickly read. Like all good fables, it delivers a strong message. Readers are introduced to a model that can transform teams. The model for describing why teams sometimes fail is simple: absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability and inattention to results.
The way through these common difficulties takes work, and the last part of the book provides concrete steps to assist a leader in moving a team to cohesiveness.
The model the CEO in the fable uses while working with her team is incorporated—along with the Everything DiSC model—into a new team assessment and program facilitation (please contact us if you’re interested in that tool).
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team has sold over two million copies. Companies, business schools, churches, non-profits, and professional sports teams have made use of concepts in this book.