Essay on 5 Dysfunction Project

678 Words Oct 20th, 2015 3 Pages
- Please print out the one page survey and give it to a few of your co-workers. Summarize the data and identify which of the 5 dysfunctions are true of your team. Briefly describe what you can do that would help improve the dysfunction that is the lowest in the pyramid. Do so with citations and with a minimum of 300 words.

From the questionnaire of 5 dysfunction survey, the average score of Absence of Trust, Fear of Conflict, Lack of Commitment, Avoidance of Accountability, and Inattention to Results are 6, 7.3, 7.7, 5, 6.3. Analysis from this result, I would say Absence of Trust, Avoidance of Accountability and Inattention of Result would be potentially areas for improvement for my team.

Absence of Trust: In this dysfunction,
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We can hold a meeting and share some personal failures and successes in our personal life or working experience to establish trust.

Avoidance of Accountability: In order to not let other people feel uncomfortable and work in the harmonious working environment, we usually barely call out another’s unproductive or deficiencies behaviors. Most of my team members are hesitate to call one another out precisely because they are fear jeopardizing the relationship between coworkers. As soon as the contradiction or uncomfortable feelings started in the team, it is going to be very hard to every team member work together efficiently. In addition, we are not deeply concerned about the prospect of letting down our peers and challenge one another about their plans and approaches.

Solutions: 1. Give one another feedback. By holding a meeting every week to point out or give some feedback to everyone. 2. “Be more direct to call one another on unproductive behaviors” (Kathryn Petersen, 2014). 3. Have clearer priorities and goals. Set up clearer plans from personal to team and check that in every specific period.

Inattention to Result: In this dysfunction, most of my team members are quick to seek credit for their own contributions, and slow to point out those of others. Like most of people, we always think how many things I did and how many problems I solved in the work. We barely pay attention about what other people have done in their works. We are more focus

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