Building (and hiring) a great team takes time and effort. Patrick Lencioni’s “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” became a staple reading in an Agile community these days. And for a good reason. Agile ways of working are all about teamwork. A self-organizing and cross-functional team is in the heart of the Scrum framework. In the book, the author cites the following 5 dysfunctions:
Lack of Trust due to invulnerability
fear of conflict to preserve artificial harmony
lack of commitment leading to ambiguity
avoidance of accountability amongst the team members and consequent lowering of the standards, and the pinnacle of it all
inattention to collective results due to self-serving behaviors.