Burton Albion caretaker manager Gary Rowett believes improving the side's organisation, shape and team ethic is the key to ending their miserable run.
The Brewers, who sacked boss Paul Peschisolido on 17 March, have gone 16 games without a win and are only seven points above the League Two drop zone.
Rowett told BBC Radio Derby: "I think we will get more success if we can be a bit stronger and a bit more organised.
"Perhaps we have hoped that individuals would win us games."
Burton lost 4-0 to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday in Rowett's second game in charge and have now lost eight matches in a row.
And Rowett says they have to get back to basics to arrest their slump.
"I don't want to be flimsy with the team shape," he added. "I believe as a team, we will achieve more than as individuals.
"I want everyone to know exactly what their role is within the team defensively and then, when we win the ball, we have a nice solid base to go and play our football.
"They are not fit enough to play the way I want them to play at this moment. Perhaps we will just have to adjust that.
"I see a higher tempo game. I would like to press the opposition better and I would like to work better defensively as a unit and then we want to play with the flair we want to."