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Chapter 5. Management Functions > DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM

5.8. DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM

In a pure line organization, line managers may have the luxury of "time" to build up relationships with their subordinates and provide slow guidance on how the employees should function on teams. But in a project environment, time is a constraint, and the project manager must act or react quickly to get the desired teamwork.

Understanding the dysfunctions of a team, and being able to correct the problems quickly, is essential in a project environment. Patrick Lencioni has authored a best-selling text describing the five most common dysfunctions of a team. In his text, he describes the five dysfunctions as []:

[] P. Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (New York: Jossey-Bass, 2002), pp. 197–218. Reprinted by permission of John Wiley.


  

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