The Real Impacts of Poor Team Dynamics

Often reduced to petty interpersonal disagreements, poor team dynamics impact every aspect of your organization, both internal and external. As a team dynamics consultant, I’m called upon when these team dynamics are challenging. Common symptoms of my clients at the beginning are infighting, silos, personal disagreements, high rates of sick time and staff turnover, to name a few. Yet many Executive Directors negate the seriousness of these dynamics to being just interpersonal conflict. Let’s take one non-profit organization/client I...

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Isn’t Conflict Exciting?

It’s very expensive to Canadian Business with an estimated cost of $161 Billion annually. Leaders avoid it, team members avoid it and a lot of needed information is left unshared. It’s an epidemic in our organizations!

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Are you Silent but Deadly?

Do you have a “silent and deadly” team member? "problem child"?

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Now I Remember!

We often have miscommunication because the different meanings that as listeners place on the words vs. meaning that the person speaking intended. Couple this with the reality that our brain checks out of conversations approximately every 12 seconds, we tend to miss a lot of information during conversations.

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Honesty and Respect in the House of Commons or in the Common Team?

Here’s how the House of Commons could operate differently if we lived in never-never land.

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