Overcome Team Dysfunctions


Think your team is dysfunctional? You’re probably right! Most teams are.


According to Patrick Lencioni, author of the Five Dysfunctions of a Team, “Teamwork is the one sustainable competitive advantage companies have in this world of informational ubiquity and nanosecond change.” But it is an advantage that is largely untapped.


synergize! uses state-of-the-art tools, assessments and processes to help you understand the issues that hold you back from producing great results.




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Utilizing the Five Dysfunctions of a Team model created by Patrick Lencioni as a foundation, synergize! helps you diagnose and overcome the dysfunctions that impact your team.


  1. Absence of Trust
  2. Fear of Conflict
  3. Lack of Commitment
  4. Avoidance of Accountability
  5. Inattention to Results

A Five Dysfunctions of a Team training includes:

  • An anonymous online Team Assessment used to pinpoint the area(s) of dysfunction that keep your group ineffective and stuck.
    View a sample Team Assessment. [PDF]
  • Online DISC behavior assessments, personality assessments and / or values assessments that help team members understand each other better, reducing misunderstanding and unproductive conflict and contributing to vulnerability-based trust.
    View sample Behavior, Personality and / or Values Assessments
  • Personalized Communication Guide to enhance communication.
    View a sample Communication Guide Report. [PDF]
  • Expandable participant workbooks to help you track progress and stay focused on prioritized goals.
  • A customized follow up plan to keep team goals and commitments in front of you.

Topics covered:


  • To Be or Not To Be: Making the commitment to be a real team and not a work group.
  • Understanding and overcoming the five dysfunctions.
  • Team dynamics: strengths and challenges presented by different behavior styles, personality traits and values.
  • Conflict: Sources and types of conflict, conflict styles, how to engage in productive conflict.
  • Setting team goals.
  • Identifying and sustaining change.

Not sure if your team is really dysfunctional? Here are some symptoms:


  • Meetings are boring
  • Water cooler talk thrives
  • Real issues are avoided
  • People are attacked more than issues
  • Team members try to hide weaknesses and challenges
  • People don’t ask for help
  • Misunderstandings create unproductive conflict
  • Individuals jump to conclusions about others’ intentions
  • There’s a lack of cohesion and commitment regarding goals
  • Lack of confidence
  • Resentment among team members who have different standards of performance
  • People hold grudges
  • Mediocrity is accepted
  • Don’t accomplish desired results
  • Going to work is drudgery

Don’t hate going to work! Contact synergize! today to see how your workforce can become a high performing team.


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Five Dysfunctions of a Team


The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Throughout this business fable, Lencioni reveals the Five Dysfunctions that go to the very heart of why teams—even the best ones—often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team.

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