Wouldn’t it be great if everybody on the team were dedicated workers, cooperative partners, and fun to be with every day? There are some teams like that, but unfortunately, most teams have their share of members who don’t pull their weight, who can’t get along with other members, and who make life miserable for everybody.
Probably the biggest challenge to a team leader is to bring together a group of diverse human beings—each with his or her idiosyncrasies—and mold them into a collaborative team.
In this section, we’ll examine the myriad problems facing the team leader in molding a group of individuals into a smooth working team.
In most teams, members are cooperative and diligent, but there are often those who ...