Agile teams, as we all know, are based around communication and collaboration.
Obviously then, the self-organised team must be able to communicate effectively and professionally; but what about when it can’t, or won’t?
Strangely, these are in fact two different concepts, and both happen in the real world – most importantly, both lead to conflict that can destroy a team.
We all like to imagine the cross-functional team of specialised generalists with a focus on technical excellence, working pro-actively to solve issues and create the best product possible in the best working environment possible.
The reality, though, is that we don’t always pick our teams, and even when we do, we don’t always get along.
Consider the five dysfunctions of a team: absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoiding accountability, and no attention to results. How many have you encountered? Probably, you have encountered more than one, at least at some point, and if so, you would have seen the results on productivity, quality, and turnover.
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