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16 Team Alignment Challenges You Can Solve

Unfortunately, strong and healthy team alignment is rare. But it’s not only possible to achieve, it’s absolutely within your reach. If your teams are perfectly aligned, you don’t need to read any further.

team handsIf you’re not sure how well aligned they are, go through the following 16 Team Alignment Challenges. Perfectly aligned teams suffer none of these complaints and conditions.

  1. We are all working hard but pulling in different directions
  2. We suffer from low trust and poor team dynamics
  3. Our decision-making process is slow and cumbersome
  4. Lively, healthy debate is rare
  5. We miss too many deadlines and commitments
  6. We suffer from poor accountability
  7. Low passion and engagement hold us back
  8. Personal agendas get in the way
  9. Poor performers drag down team results
  10. We get bogged down in ineffective meetings
  11. Our level of innovation is low
  12. Our departments work in silos
  13. We’re all sick of dealing with lip service
  14. Conflict prevents growth
  15. We don’t leverage each other’s strengths
  16. Too many people play too many games

If you recognize any one of these challenges, look around. Many leaders in other companies bring up the same complaints. How do you think I came up with this list?

Right at the top, I promised that you can overcome all of these challenges. I’m not saying it will be easy or quick. But all teamwork challenges are solvable.

Why Wait?

Misaligned teams struggle to achieve superior results challenged by a host of behavioral, organizational, and other constraints. That’s why Team Alignment is the secret ingredient that separates great teams from mediocre teams.

To learn how to add the ingredient to your teams, visit our Team Alignment pages. There you’ll find what you need to know plus links to several documents that go even deeper. If you’d rather start a conversation on the subject, you can reach me at or 972-608-0400.

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Helanie Scott
Helanie Scott
Helanie (pronounced yeh-LAH-nee) Scott, CEO and founder of Align4Profit in Dallas, Texas, has driven stunning leadership and cultural transformations for an impressive list of organizations. She has mastered the ability to connect with her audiences in the boardroom, classroom, on stage, or in one-on-one coaching sessions. Helanie’s Align4Profit clients rave at the way her engaging programs freshen outdated mindsets and deliver results-oriented, aligned action.