Quoting Patrick Lencioni, "not finance, not strategy, not technology, it is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare". Creating and maintaining a good, highly performing team takes more than just people working together.

5 dysfunctionalities

The ultimate goal of a great team is to focus on outcomes. However, before a team achieves successful results it is expected that it faces 5 dysfunctionalities that are related to one another:

Focus on collective results

Nevertheless, there is good news. These dysfunctions can be overcome creating highly cohesive teams focused on collective results instead of personal ones:


Before wrapping up, let's not forget the importance of the Scrum Core values that will for sure help to overcome the Five Dysfunctions of a Team mentioned before:

To conclude, we cannot expect to have highly performant teams focused on a common goal and keep accountable if there is no trust among team members that enables us to go through difficult discussions in a professional manner without falling in personal attacks or just avoiding those conversations. Let's build trust with our teammates and push harder together!