How to Avoid the Five Dysfunctions of a Team in Agricultural Education
By: Helene Dondero, Student Teacher, Coast Union High School
In some organizations, teams can function and reach common goals, while others can have highly skilled teams that fail to reach their potential and goals. While this idea of dysfunctional teams was originally presented as a corporate problem, I can see how these five dysfunctions can apply to education and agricultural education. Within agricultural education, I see two main groups, or teams, that agricultural educators work closely with. The first is the other agriculture teachers in their department, and the second includes other teachers at the school site and the administration.