Are your team meetings boring? Do you find your team avoiding controversial topics in order to “play nice”? Do changes only happen through backchannels?
If so, your team might have a fear of conflict. I’m not talking about personal attacks, mean-spirited comments, and the like. But if you want better ideas from your team, if you want greater engagement, if you want higher performance, a certain amount of constructive or productive conflict and disagreement is necessary.
Are you limiting your team’s potential by avoiding conflict?