Conflict is the natural expression of teams. Not a placid response to what is expected to be free-flowing ideation. Regardless of how your team works there will arise seemingly insurmountable conflict. The conflict has a negative connotation. Primarily because we don’t expect, particularly colleagues, to..
When I hear the term "being a team player" I cringe. This reminds me of the antagonist in an Any Rand novel. Someone seeking to suppress the importance of individual worth for groupthink.
To avoid dysfunctions of the team it’s important that teams view friction and disagreement as a healthy stage of team development instead of something to avoid.