Once upon a time, there was a project manager named Maverick who was tasked with leading a team to develop a new product for a client. Maverick was a seasoned project manager who had led many successful projects in the past, and he was confident that he could deliver this one on time and on budget. Maverick worked for a company called Zenith Innovations, a cutting-edge technology firm that was known for delivering groundbreaking products to their clients. Maverick’s project team after 5 months of working together are quite dysfunctional. What should he do?
As a seasoned project manager, Maverick should address the team’s dysfunction as soon as possible. Dysfunctional teams can lead to missed deadlines, low quality work, and even project failure. Here are some steps that Maverick could take to improve the team’s performance: