Lencioni’s “5 Dysfunctions of a Team” provides a useful framework for examining Board effectiveness and how to drive better decisions, commitment and accountability to a single, unifying goal. More importantly, it creates an environment in which interpersonal conflict, bias and self interest can be dealt with constructively, for the good of the organisation.
Disruptive consumer and competitive trends are not new and yet many fail to respond. I wonder then, how active this discussion is in the Boardroom? In my view there is a clear imperative to “re-tool” our organisations for the business models of the future. It is fundamental to the sustainability of our organisations and to our duty as Directors.