The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

The author of this book writes a fictional account of a troubled Silicon Valley firm in order to illustrate the five behaviors that he believes limit team success: absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability, and inattention to results. As an additional tool, the author includes a questionnaire for readers to use in evaluating their own teams, and specific strategies to help them understand and overcome these common shortcomings.