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Team Assessment

Focusing a Team

  1. Team Assessment: Use this assessment to take a critical look at your team.  

  2. Visioning: Use this activity to articulate your teamís ideal future

  3. Goal Setting: Use this activity to focus your team goals and set a basis for directed action

  4. Building an Action Plan: Use this activity to identify specific actions to begin achieving your goals

  5. Clarifying Roles: This activity will help your team clarify the role of each individual team member.

  6. Understanding Change: A look at managing successful change.

  7. Collaboration Strategies:  Know how to collaborate effectively

  8. Conflict Awareness:  Manage team conflict before it escalates

  9. Team Norms: Setting ground rules for team participation and behavior

  10. Team Expectations: A team leader's expectations of his/her team members

  11. Team Building Games:  Sample five easy-to-implement team building games

  12. Managing the Net Generation: Understand the work expectations of a new wave of professionals

  13. Fostering Innovation: Ten key rules for fostering innovation in the workplace

  14. Workplace Productivity: Thirty strategies to boost your personal on-the-job productivity

  15. Work Culture: Twelve indicators of a healthy work culture

  16. Difficult Feedback: Tips to consider when confronting a team member

  17. Receiving Feedback: Guidelines to accept constructive feedback


Team Assessment


Before you start the process of focusing your team, have each team member complete the team assessment that follows.  When everyone is done, informally pool your responses.  Do any questions average three or below? Discuss and draw conclusions about your teamís health and needs.


Use the following continuum: 1=Weak; 2=Needs Strengthening; 3=Average; 4=Good; 5=Very Strong



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1. Does your team have a clear purpose for existing?


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2. Are your skills and knowledge a good fit for your team?


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3. Do you feel you can rely on your team members to follow through?


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4. Do team members interact openly and trustfully?


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5. Does your team have clear and specific goals?


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6. Does your team have clear values upon which it functions?


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7. Does your team have a shared vision?


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8. Does your team have clear decision-making protocols in place?


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9. Does your team solve problems efficiently?


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10. Does your team execute action items efficiently and effectively?


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11. Does your team produce results that frequently go beyond expectations?


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12. Does your team consistently meet and often exceed its goals?


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13. Has your team mastered the ability to change?


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14. Does your team take time to celebrate and renew its vision and core values?