Case: The team that wasn’t “the Fire art team”
* What are the issues facing the Fire Art team?
Need to increase revenues/sales within 6m, threat from competitors Individuals bringing their own baggage to the table, short time frame to fix the issue, need to need deadline can’t not fix people problems, shared goal of success but don’t know individual parts to succeed, lack of leadership, need positive relationship between team members Randys big head, no compromise, team feels they can’t function without him, lack of confidence due to under appreciation, ideas not valued, Eric hasn’t stepped up to be the moderator, gets frustrated and watched team unravel Each team member doesn’t know what their part is, lack of leadership from eric, eric is intimidated by members * Does it appear to be an effective team so far? Why or why not? No, everyone is doing their own thing, no direction, no clear idea of how to work together, not motivated to work together, don’t know how to resolve conflicts to resolve problems No, people do not respectful or valued in the company, people need reassurance that they are doing a good job * Why are there conflicts on the team?
Don’t know how to work together, each person has their own goals there isn’t any team thinking, not supported by each other, no moderator, no one has addressed randy’s ego, no respect * How would you evaluate the leadership on the team?
Not strong enough to address everyone’s problems, There isn’t any leadership, egos are taking control and no one is comfortable to give their opinions, due to a disrespectful environment * What should happen next?
Meet each member to address behaviors and problems, obtain support from each divisions, level the expectations, make a level playing field Leader needs to step up and provide a constructive environment with rules of constructive criticism, and respect for all involved. Keep the discussions civil and no matter how brilliant any of the team players are if...
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