The Five Dysfunctions of a Team outlines the root causes of politics and dysfunction on the teams where you work, and the keys to overcoming them. Counter to conventional wisdom, the causes of dysfunction are both identifiable and curable. However, they don't die easily. Making a team functional and cohesive requires levels of courage and discipline that many groups cannot seem to muster.
In this video session, Patrick Lencioni talk about the importance of building a strong foundation of trust, so everyone can engage in healthy conflict that can lead to commitment. Once that takes place everyone can be accountable to one another in achieving the organizations agreed upon results.