It’s not easy to build a functional team. It takes a lot of work and commitment to understand everyone involved in your team and to help them develop the skills required for teamwork.
Revisit Your Vision
Do your retreats turn out to be nothing more than expensive dinners, boring meetings and confusing messages? Have you tried to facilitate a retreat yourself and realized that you were caught between leading and participating? And even if they are successful, do plan and implement follow-up learning and implementation sessions?
Clarify your retreat goals, build trust, and improve communication. Make your next retreat worth your time and your money!
Often teams break down due to lack of trust, avoidance of healthy conflict and conversations, and individual agendas. Gossip, complaining, blaming and mistakes are increasing while cooperation, collaboration and problem solving are decreasing. As a leader, you know something is wrong but you’re not sure what it is. Nothing you’ve tried is helping and you realize it’s time for an external perspective. It may be time for a Team Intervention – an action taken to intentionally become involved in a difficult situation in order to improve it or prevent it from getting worse.