If you have worked in a team, you will know the score. There will be someone who doesn’t pull their weight, who holds people back or causes trouble for the rest of the team. If the leader delays or fails to deal with it, it may not only destroy the team but it can damage the leaders authority.
These issues need to be dealt with immediately and openly. It will benefit the whole team. The danger of ignoring the problems will include:
- Loss of respect – because you allow things to continue unchecked
- Loss of authority – people will begin to doubt your leadership
- Loss of staff – good staff members will become frustrated and may even leave
- Loss of performance – why should anyone on the team perform higher than the lowest common denominator?
If there is a problem, deal with it quickly and decisively