Team failures, which sit at about 60%, demoralize employees, reduce productivity, cost companies billions of dollars, and inhibit innovation. If you are the leader, besides the personal frustrations and disappointment a failing team causes, it is also a potential career buster.
Here are other roadblocks to get out in the open. Team failure is exacerbated by three inter-related reasons:
- Only 13%of employees are engaged, based on employee engagement studies. In other words, they don’t like what’s happening at work and aren’t really ‘plugged in’ or giving it their best.
- Over 50%of managers fail according to leadership derailment studies. Besides a lack of people skills, a key reason for the failure is the inability to lead teams.
- Only 21%of employees have attended a company sponsored training program in the last five years. Companies don’t prepare employees to work well as a team.
The stakes are big, whether you move the needle or you don’t. When you achieve a breakthrough with a difficult team you become invaluable to your company. You become […]