Team Dysfunction Remedy
The PD can help uncover the deeper causes that may be producing blocks to a team’s effectively working together. It can also help build greater understanding and appreciation among team members (or among whole departments), leading to more productive working relationships.
Whether people are organized in formal workgroups and teams, or working together on an ad hoc basis, coordinated effort and cooperation are crucial for success. With the diversity of experience, history, expectations, and personalities involved, creating and maintaining high-functioning teams can be challenging. Managing the aspects of teams that can easily be seen and understood can be challenging enough, but there are also things that go on below the surface of conscious awareness. Everyone brings to the table a set of perceptions and understanding that are not fully conscious. Much of it may be quite innocuous, but some of it can have a negative influence on the team’s performance.
By tapping into the implicit attitudes and perceptions of team members, the Projective Differential assists in the process of bringing these unconscious influences to awareness where they can be addressed. This is an effective way to get members of a new team acquainted and on the same page. It’s also a powerful process intervention tool when used to address a team’s performance problems.
- facilitate new team development & cohesion
- ensure shared vision of team members
- help teams get unstuck
- uncover hidden causes of poor team performance
Check out What can it do? to find out specific ways the PD can bring your team together.