Teams, and Relational Fields, like individuals, function in ways that can be more, or less constructive or supportive to the overall success of an organisation.
The degrees of negativity, ego-driven behaviours, and the possible serious but hidden pathologies can create an atmosphere that is difficult to work in and can be counter-productive.
The Levels of Functioning we see in teams, relationships and organisations are a cluster of five particular levels of behaviours.
The ability to perceive the particular Levels and their associated behaviours allows more precision in understanding team dynamics and what to do about them. Making this kind of distinction between Levels of Functioning is absolutely necessary for any kind of worthwhile change to occur and be maintained.