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This course will outline the root causes of dysfunctions in a work team and keys to overcoming them. Because teams are made of humans with varied interests and shortcomings, problems left untreated can spiral further and cause issues, including employee turnover and low morale. The causes of dysfunctions are both identifiable and curable; however, they don’t seem to completely go away. Making a team functional and cohesive requires hard work and buy-in by all members of the team. Any individual, regardless of level, can have a positive or negative impact on the team. Without accountability, even the best-intentioned members can create dysfunctions within the team.

Based on the model and book by Patrick Lencioni, participants will learn the Five Dysfunctions of a Team during this four-hour interactive program:

  1. Absence of Trust
  2. Fear of Conflict
  3. Lack of Commitment
  4. Avoidance of Accountability
  5. Inattention to Results

Benefits teams can experience if willing to address these five dysfunctions are:

  • Being comfortable asking for help, admitting mistakes, taking risks, offering feedback
  • Avoid wasting time talking about the wrong issues 
  • Make higher quality decisions to accomplish more in less time with fewer resources
  • Put critical topics on the table and have lively meetings
  • Tap into skills and experience of one another
  • Align the team around common objectives
  • Retain star employees/decrease turn-over

  • What other Lifelong Learners say about this course:

    "It was so easy and exactly what we were looking for.  Paula met with us, listened, asked questions, and came up with a training that met our needs. The trainer was excellent. She was really interesting, had applicable stories and scenarios to share, and gave great answers to questions.  We could have listened to her all day!

    Sandy Hartman
    Head of Bookmobile/Outreach Services
    Alexandrian Public Library

Whether it is shortening a training to fit in one day, increasing the curriculum to cover several classes,
or changing the location of the training from here at USI to your location,
we have the training you are looking for to grow your business.

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Together, we will develop the best plan for your employees and company.

      Paula Nurrenbern                                                      Office 812-461-5425
      Director of Corporate Partnerships                      Cell 812-455-3629
      and Customized Training  

      8600 University Boulevard 
      Evansville, Indiana 47712                                    

       Lesley Groves                                                            Office 812-464-1854
       Asst. Director of Corporate Partnerships        
       and Customized Training  

       8600 University Boulevard 
       Evansville, Indiana 47712