How To Kill A Team
Lack of Vision
Poor communication means poor vision casting. If somebody doesn’t know what someone is doing and why they are doing it, they are misinterpreted and seen as competition. This creates unhealthy conflicts. You have to tell the story and the vision so much, people start to make fun of you. It’s a repetition process.
Gossip will destroy any team. By definition, gossip is when something negative is discussed with anyone who can’t solve the problem. A leader should develop and maintain a culture in which negatives are handed up and positives are handed down. A team can do anything if they are one mind, but gossip will destroy it. Don’t go complain to your team members about your leader.
This happens when a leader doesn’t know a disagreement exists or avoids confrontation. If you know there is a disagreement and you don’t deal with it, it just brews and forms into a full-blown warfare. People are allowed to not like each other, but they are not allowed to question the integrity of a person. Always protect identity and discuss actions.
If there are two people who do the same thing and one of them doesn’t work or is just incompetent while the other is always on time and working hard, the incompetence of the one will demoralize the hard worker and the whole team.
A leader must go to battle early and often with any of these 4 viruses that will destroy the team.Building unity within a team can be difficult. But if your team sticks together, they will survive and achieve results that will blow you away.