A dysfunctional working environment is often the cause of all work related issues. Without people many issues can be solved relatively quickly – just identify the problem and implement a solution, but people are not robots so things can get a little murky. Team Building is an effective means of encouraging people to see past their differences and rally together in support of a common business cause or project. At Intundla we can place our team building venue at your disposal, allowing you to dig deep into the interpersonal dynamics of the team and forge a strong team to lead the way.
But how do you identify that your team is broken and in need of some urgent attention. Looking at the overall team output, spirit or ‘vibe’ is a good starting point. Take a step back and imagine that you are seeing this team for the first time and distil that first blush of the team down into a single encompassing concept.
Here are a few to get started with:-
Are the team members constantly at war with each other? Where they are battling away with each other, sniping, back stabbing and competing in a looking-out-for-number-one fashion? These interactions create deep wounds in the team dynamic, causing issues where as a leader, you are constantly required to police the interactions and put out fires.
This team is recognised as a tight-knit group, that will readily make the observation that they are the wonder-team in the company. No other department or ‘outsider’ will be able to effectively work with this team as they will be handicapped by the ‘wonder-teams’ overbearing arrogance, self-importance or disregard for people who are not part of their team.
There may be some people in this ‘team’ but they are unlikely to be seen ever working together. As a leader, you can bring them together but as soon as your attention is diverted they will scatter to the winds, each in a different direction. All tasks will be performed by the individuals with little or no cooperation, interaction or consultation.