I’ve worked with teams who are really nice to each other. There’s no arguments, heated debates or anything else that leaves a person feeling uncomfortable. Despite how good this might feel, it’s unlikely the team will accomplish anything significant.
A nice team is often a sign that they don’t trust each other. A new team or team where someone just joined will be trying to figure out who knows what. In this mindset, the team is unlikely to be listening or sharing much with each other.
The key to getting the team moving forward is to encourage them to share their ideas. When they start sharing more, you’re going to start seeing some debates and conflict.
Don’t worry, though; this is a normal part of team development. I’ll tell you what to do about it tomorrow.
You’ve got this.