Arshia Wasif Ahmed, leader-driven teams, productive teams, Productivity, resolving conflicts at work, resolving in-group conflicts, selecting the right team, team objectives, team spirit, team targets, well-being programmes
Although leader-driven teams or self-directed teams enhance creativity and productivity, whenever you bring together people with varying personalities, backgrounds, expertise and experiences, conflicts are inevitable.
If you are a team leader, factor in the following to prevent and resolve in-group conflicts:
1. Select the ‘right’ team. If you hire a team in which members complement each other’s skill sets, experience, expertise and personalities, then half the battle is already won. To ensure that candidates are a perfect ‘fit’, conduct competency-based interviews and ask applicants to cite specific examples of how they handle team projects and resolve interpersonal issues. This will help you gauge whether they are team players or not. Continue reading