Richard Hackman put forth a new model in his 2002 book, “Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances”. This model proposed that if you had the certain conditions, the probability of team effectiveness is pretty high.

As one of the world’s leading experts on group and organizational behavior, he believed that teams were at their best when certain conditions were created by leaders to allow them to manage themselves effectively. He believed that it was the leader’s responsibility to ensure the teams were self-sustainable.

Five essential conditions that make up a successful team:

  • Team stability
  • Clear and engaging direction
  • Enabling structure
  • Supportive organizational context
  • Expert coaching

Best suited for: Leaders looking for insight on how to best structure and guide their teams so they can be self-sustaining.