Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't—An Infographic

May 31, 2021 1 min read
Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't—An Infographic

Learn why companies like Google build phenomenal teams within unconventional workplaces, and rigid corporate offices stifle innovation and tear apart teams with unnatural structures.

The following infographic, which was kindly passed to me by Sebastian Bos at RocketMill, is inspired by Simon Sinek’s book Leaders Eat Last.

Leaders Eat Last

The infographic charts a course for would-be leaders to follow. But it’s not a conventional journey. No, on the contrary, you will find that traditional corporate practices actually undermine leadership teams.

In 2012, poor leadership contributed to 56% of corporate failures, with 30% of UK employees dissatisfied with their jobs. Why was this? And have things actually improved in the past decade?

Sinek argues that mutual trust is a cornerstone of all successful businesses, and demonstrates how leaders can inspire employees to reach their full potential by fulfilling their side of a fundamental social contract.

Why some teams pull together and others don’t

Unfortunately, too many leaders sacrifice the welfare of employees for personal gain, which results in a demotivated workforce and poor performance. Clearly, we need better leadership.

Here are a few highlights from the infographic:

  • 43% of employers rated their line manager ineffective,
  • poor leadership contributed to 56% of business failures,
  • 70% of employees do not engage or actively disengaged in most businesses, and
  • we would happily give leaders privilege in exchange for security.

Do you sacrifice the welfare of employees for your personal benefit? You are welcome to share your ideas in the comments.

Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t

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