Unit 10: Barriers to Success: Reading Early Warning Signs of HIT Team Failure

This unit prepares participants to recognize elements that lead to HIT team failures and provides several frameworks that can serve to maintain appropriate monitoring of more typical symptoms of team dysfunction. Elements of selfish behaviors, tool seduction, lack of confidence, arrogance, lone heroism, cowardice, and comfort will be examined along with appropriate responses to each. Effects such as common knowledge, in-group bias, false consensus, and transactive memory will be investigated along with proper mechanisms to alleviate negative consequences and mitigate further damage. Lessons will be gained by inspecting case histories of HIT teams involved in each of these elements. Participants will explore frameworks to heighten awareness and early diagnosis of symptoms that lead to HIT team failures.