Commitment: being bound intellectually to a course of action and to other persons. That’s the third level in the five behaviors of building a cohesive team.
The foundation of the 5 behaviors of a cohesive team is trust- vulnerable trust. Build it further with conflict – ideological conflict. And next is commitment. But do not confuse commitment with consensus. Consensus is nodding your head, not voicing your opinion and leaving the meeting with little to no desire to follow through with what was agreed to. Silent sabotage.
If all team members have the opportunity to express their opinions about a decision or issue, commitment can be achieved. However, it is the responsibility of all team members to be sure all voices are heard because failure to achieve commitment affects results.
Trust, conflict, commitment building blocks of the 5 behaviors of a cohesive team.