If you haven’t noticed, most teams in organizations are becoming increasingly interdependent. Though hierarchy still exists, its function has been obscured in recent decades.
Let’s get deep. There is this thing called feedback that we learn as managers and employees. It is meant to get business results. Forests are destroyed from the print of millions of pages written about how to give feedback. And still, to this day, most people in business absolutely shudder at the thought of giving or receiving feedback.
As an observer of behaviours, and a facilitator of many team meetings, I have a front seat perspective on the behaviours of teams. There is this one issue that is challenging the work environment that I’ll henceforth call the Too-Polite-Team Syndrome.