Were you trained to work on a hierarchical team in the past and are now working increasingly on ‘flat teams’, teams with no nominal leader. Flat teams require a different set of norms, practices and tools.
Teams that are effective in their flat team work and have begun to gather together an inventory of “flat team moves”.
These are steps a team can take, each of which helps them manage a specific situation. For example, when a team is circling around a decision, “structured polling” can help them get unstuck. When participation is uneven, observation can help the team adjust.