Better Team, More Growth
when written by Daniel H. Pink

One of the challenges I hear from the team of leaders is that we set a goal and we were moving, but halfway through, the team lost energy, lost motivation, didn’t work like it did in the early days, everyone’s focus was low. There are dozens of other sentences that show that the productivity of the team has decreased and it is very likely that the head of the team will be torn apart.

When this challenge arises, they ask me for a solution, what should be done ??

Before we talk about the solution here, let’s take a closer look at these points;

  1. There are many books on how to increase team performance that are invaluable.
  2. There are a variety of reasons for declining productivity and team performance.
  3. There are a variety of solutions to this challenge.

In this memo, relying on the book “When by Daniel H. Pink“, I address one of the angles of this challenge, and the proposed solutions are presented with the same approach.

According to Daniel H. Pink’s book When, U-shaped behavioral behavior is seen in humans and even animals. This means that we become very energetic and unmotivated at times in our lives. The same thing happens with teams.

Every team has a formation at the beginning. At this stage, the conditions are ready for a common vision and determination of group values. The second stage of the team suffers from the storm, in which there are many arguments and challenges. The next stage is stability, and finally the implementation takes place. At this stage, the team is motivated. falls down. This stagnation is the same signs that team leaders are talking about.

Now let’s look at the problem with the approach that recession is inevitable:

  1. Question: What is the main problem?
  2. Is the team in recession?
  3. Question, what do you want as a team leader?
  4. Get the team out of the recession and increase the team’s performance.
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  • Be aware of the middle point (U)
  • At this stage, design temporary goals for the team (these goals may not be in line with the main goals of the team. It may be a small part of the main goal of the team).
  • Use external commitments to these goals (any factor that can help the team achieve temporary goals)
  • Don’t break the chain of action (take a step no matter how small)
    Use a mentor.
Q: How can mentor help?


First of all, it is better to remember that the mentor is aware of the middle point and can:

  • Play the role of external commitment to temporary goals in the team (similar to what we promised someone to do)
  • Help the team to adopt new solutions (it has been observed that teams resist new solutions at these stages, and in practice the team itself hinders its success).
  • With his knowledge of the structure of team formation, he can reduce the atmosphere of ambiguity in stormy conditions.
  • Remind the team of the vision.
  • Measures the level of commitment in the team and talks to the team about it (in fact, if the commitment of the team is high, it increases the speed of work and if the commitment is low, it emphasizes the parts done).
  • Reduce the length of stormy weather (the longer it lasts in teams these days, the more the team will erode and follow the path of disintegration).
  • He respects the roles of people in the team and prevents the team from disintegrating. He accompanies them so that steps can be taken in the team.
  • Creates strategies for this recession


By hiring a mentor, you give your team the opportunity to start right, start again and start together.


  • Based on what I’ve learned so far, I suggest that team leaders identify the cause or causes of their team’s performance decline before taking any action.
  • Inform their team about this natural phenomenon
  • Use experts to get through this stage
  • Keep in mind that this behavior is U-shaped, so if we are aware of this and ready, we can identify the signs of the event before the challenge and be ready for rainy days, and this situation may become a unique opportunity to rebuild the team. do .
  • valuate the route and specify the continuation of the route


Always keep in mind that the team, like most living things, can fall. What is important is to go through this step and remind yourself that this decline happens many times.

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