Trust Model: Absence Of Trust

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I will summarise what I have learnt from each segment of the model that is presented in the book. Dysfunction #1: Absence of Trust The first dysfunction is the absence of trust among team members. In this context, trust refers to the ability of each team members to show their weaknesses, to be vulnerable and open with one another. Team members must be prepared to reveal their more vulnerable side to each other in order for trust to be gained. It is common for team members to feel like they have to be skilled and competent as well as strong to contribute to the team. By doing so, it actually limits their ability to be vulnerable and more transparent with their team members. To have trust is to be confident in each of the team members’ intention,…show more content…
Productive conflicts are the seeds from which any and all meaningful relationships grow. This in itself requires the team to be able to talk about the problem at hand without any kind of personal attacks and instead focuses on what is best for the team. This allows team members to feel comfortable sharing their true opinions and thoughts without any fear that they may get reprised or criticised. The leaders themselves need to be careful not to try to resolve a conflict with temporary harmony and solution in order to protect certain members of the…show more content…
But if it comes only as a result of people holding back their opinions and honest concerns, then it’s a bad thing.” Dysfunction #3: Lack of Commitment When teams engage in productive conflict they can confidently commit and buy-in to decisions. What separates a productive team and one that is not is that, the productive team is able to make clear decisions and are confident that every one of their members are in favour of that decision. It is common for people to have the mindset to not be committed to something when they know their opinions and thoughts are neglected and excluded from the discussion. Having commitment in a team is more about making sure that every members’ opinions are heard and acknowledged rather than just having everybody’s consensus. Dysfunction #4: Avoidance of

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