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The five Dysfunctions of a team –

7 janvier 2012

Once again using an astutely written fictional tale to unambiguously but painlessly deliver some hard truths about critical business procedures, Patrick Lencioni targets group behavior in the final entry of his trilogy of corporate fables. And like those preceding it, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is an entertaining, quick read filled with useful information that will prove easy to digest and implement. This time, Lencioni weaves his lessons around the story of a troubled Silicon Valley firm and its unexpected choice for a new CEO: an old-school manager who had retired from a traditional manufacturing company two years earlier at age 55. Showing exactly how existing personnel failed to function as a unit, and precisely how the new boss worked to reestablish that essential conduct, the book’s first part colorfully illustrates the ways that teamwork can elude even the most dedicated individuals–and be restored by an insightful leader. A second part offers details on Lencioni’s « five dysfunctions » (absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability, and inattention to results), along with a questionnaire for readers to use in evaluating their own teams and specifics to help them understand and overcome these common shortcomings. Like the author’s previous books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, this is highly recommended. –Howard Rothman

Lecture obligatoire pour mon premier cours de MBA. J’ai été assez surprise, que le livre soit écrit comme un roman. Y a des petits graphiques quand même, mais au final, ça se lit comme une histoire. J’ai trouve le livre intéressant, ça explique bien les dynamiques de groupe, et çà a permis d’avoir un autre regard, sur comment les différents groupes de travail dont je fais partie, fonctionnent.
Cela devrait m’aider à adopter différentes approches.