Workplace Norms, Mission Alignment and Conflict
The Investment Stage: Norms, Alignment, and Conflict.
In the investment stage, teams are re-establishing direction following a transition. This is labor-intensive, so frustration is a common emotion. The team wants to forge ahead but the new structure needs to be built or rebuilt. This stage is marked by role confusion and conflict.
Key Pain Points and Blind Spots
|Key Pain Point||Blind Spot|
|Unhealthy team norms||Disrespect is tolerated.|
|Lack of alignment with team mission, values, and vision||Teammates undermine each other with competing goals and priorities|
|Unproductive or destructive conflict||Problems accrue rather than achieving resolution|