- Lack of commitment
Team members that fail to provide their input to discussions and decisions are not committed enough in the team. They may not agree or approve of the decision but refrain from voicing out their opinion. This can harm the organization in more ways than one. Sometimes, disagreements can fuel stronger, results-oriented discussions that may identify a better way to complete tasks.
- Avoidance of accountability
Avoidance of accountability within the team members means a failure for the team. This refers to a situation where individuals are not responsible for the consequences arising out of their actions. Team members that don’t commit to a decision will not take responsibility for its outcome. This lack of peer to peer accountability may stem from a lack of trust. Certain team leaders who are hesitant of confrontations may decide to hold back on making team members accountable for their actions.
- Inattention to results
A team where no one is accountable is doomed to fail. Nobody will be concerned about the team’s outcome if team members and leaders do not hold each other accountable. They will not achieve their goal and won’t pay attention to results. This is because they are not driven to obtain results. Inattention to results can cause several problems since it involves a lack of purpose. It may also bring about a question into the very existence of the team.