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Inventories to to help gather information, assess points-of-view, and clarify attitudes

1. Work Satisfaction: Assess your level of work satisfaction

2.  Career Advancement: A self-appraisal to gain insight into your career advancement potential

3. Contributorship: A tool to assess your feelings about work

4. Team Participation Preferences: A self-assessment to gain insight into how you prefer to interact on teams

5. Needs Assessment: A process that you can you to analyze team issues, needs, and problems

6. Decision Making Self Assessment: Are you an effective decision maker?

7. Team Trust Inventory: Ten questions to assess team trust levels

8. Workplace Values Inventory: A self-assessment of your personal workplace values

9. Interpersonal Skills Inventory: Identify and evaluate your skills

Self-Assessment: Team Participation Preferences

It is often beneficial to assess your own team participation style.  In other words, how do you prefer to contribute as a team member.

Circle the number that fits your contributing style best.





1. Risk Adverse




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I rarely speak my mind or offer my opinion.  I generally contribute when I am asked to contribute.  I prefer not to "go out on a limb."


I speak my mind and take action on those things th at I believe are correct.  I will take a firm stand on an issue.


2. Solo


      Relationship Builder  
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I like to work alone.  In truth, I am a little protective of my successes and failures.  I find satisfaction by doing it myself.  I prefer to work alone.


I learn best from others, I like to engage others and I share strategies.  I truly celebrate the success of others.  I find strength in relationships.  I prefer to work in teams


3. Reactive



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I stick to my own business.  I have learned to assume a "wait and see" position concerning team or organizational issues.  I prefer to act when I know what is expected and the direction we are taking.


I am actively invested in the direction and operations of the team and the organization.  I am willing to "roll up my selves" and get involved, even in tricky issues.  I will take the initiative.  I like to get things started.

  4.Self-Learner       Group Learner  
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I prefer to learn and act on written information.  I work best from studying the data, experts, logical theories or arguments.


I like to acquire my information and strategies by listening to others and learning from their experiences.

  5. Quiet       Vocal  
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  I am generally quiet.  I often feel uncomfortable asking questions or speaking at meetings.  My usual mode of operation is to speak only when asked.  

I am willing to speak at meetings and express my feelings.  I find it helpful to ask questions. I feel comfortable communicating with others.   









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  Management has a responsibility to define how I contribute to the organization.  Leaders will match my  competencies with the role I play in the team or organization.  

Development is my responsibility.  I work hard to place myself where I can make the greatest contribution.