Even if your team isn't dysfunctional, this is an easy to listen to allegory on what makes teams work, or rather not work. I used this with my entire team, but the truth hurst too much for them. We're working on the points and trying to become functional. A great tool for managers and leaders of teams!
Great for multiple areas of life this is a wonderful guide for implementing and instilling teamwork, presented in the form of a fable. This book provides an abundance of tools to help improve or correct any team that are easily implementable for long-standing results and productivity improvement.
Very thoughtful way of showing the common dysfunctions of a team. The pyramid is generally true and good to have in mind as we work in teams. He didn't address teams that are okay but not great. He just kind of mentions this is bad, this is good, understand? Still I think it's original and interesting.
The best thing about the book is that it is not boring. It is written like a fable which makes it easier to follow. I however got the feeling that the story stressed on two dysfunctions (trust and conflict) more than the others. Don't expect to know how to build effective teams after reading this book but view this as more of a thought starter.
I found this book useful in its real world case example of being an effective leader and on evaluating my contributions(negative and positive) to my team. I am not sure I received clear instruction on how to correct my mistakes though. I would recommend it to anyone.
Better than reading the hard copy. Thanks to the excellent narration, the audio version of this book helps you understand the characters' personalities, better illustrating the interpersonal dynamics.
I live by the methods in this book - on many occasions, it has made my job much easier and my teams much happier. A long, hard road to follow, but well worth it. LISTEN TO THIS BOOK!
Although the book and its parable are an over-simplified view of the business world, this book is definitely worth reading. The points are salient and relevant in a variety of business settings. I have already recommended it to other colleagues at work and they have also found it to be useful.