The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team Workshop Series

Our ‘Five Dysfunctions Of A Team’ workshop series is a simple, structured and respected pathway to a high performing team that’s focussed on achieving results.

Based on the work of New York best selling author and business consultant Patrick Lencioni, this team workshop series is an excellent choice for leaders looking to measurably improving team performance in new and existing teams.

The group workshop series follows Lencioni’s pyramid of team dysfunctions namely:

  1. Absence of trust—unwilling to be vulnerable within the group
  2. Fear of conflict—seeking artificial harmony over constructive passionate debate
  3. Lack of commitment—feigning buy-in for group decisions thus creating ambiguity throughout the organisation
  4. Avoidance of accountability—ducking the responsibility to call peers, superiors on counterproductive behaviour which sets low standards
  5. Inattention to results—focusing on personal success, status, and ego before team success

Here is the model in more detail as outlined by its creator Patrick Lencioni:

Outcomes of our ‘Five Dysfunctions Of A Team’ workshop series

This five-workshop series will:

  • Leave your team more cohesive and boost retention / reduce turnover
  • Equip your team with the tools to conduct constructive, passionate debate to make better decisions
  • Empower the team to fully commit to their collective decisions
  • Create a culture of accountability in the team
  • Enable the team to achieve their collective goals


For your convenience, we offer virtual and in person versions of these workshops. They can be booked as standalone sessions or integrated with virtual, indoor and outdoor team building. Get in touch to find out more!


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