When there is trust, team members are able to engage in unfiltered, constructive debate of ideas.
All great relationships, the ones that last over time, require productive conflict in order to grow. It’s important to distinguish productive, ideological conflict from destructive fighting and interpersonal politics. Productive conflict
- is focused on concepts and ideas
- avoids mean-spirited personal attacks
Conflict is often considered taboo, especially at work, and people may spend inordinate amounts of time and energy trying to avoid the kind of passionate debates that are essential to any great team. Teams that engage in productive conflict know that the only purpose is to produce the best possible solution in the shortest period of time.
The Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team assessment gives team members a sense of their team’s unique strengths and areas of improvement. It’s a tool that evaluates the team’s dynamic across the five fundamental behaviours so members can decide what improvements are necessary for becoming a higher performing team. To discuss how you can create a cohesive team, please contact Tweak HR.