Share this Page URL

The Barriers to Team Success 16 Poor Attitude Another barrier to team success is the poor attitude that many team members have about the team process, the team leader, and often their teammates. "It's not my job." In the traditional work group, the duties and responsibilities of a job are specified in a formal job description. Job descriptions have their place in the team setup, too. They give the members a guide to the work they are expected to perform, but all members are expected to do any work that will propel the team toward its goals. Heads Up! Don't let a team member feel like an "outsider." Often new team members stick to themselves and don't easily integrate into the team. Draw the member out by soliciting his or her opinions. Suggest that one of the estab- lished team members mentor the newcomer.