Team Assessment

1=Strongly Disagree; 2=Disagree; 3=Agree; 4=Strongly Agree


The Basics: Collaborations Fall 1999


  1. The current goals and objectives of this team are clear.
  2. The current goals and objectives of this team are relevant.
  3. Team members are clear about the team's level of authority in all important areas.
  4. Roles and responsibilities of members are clear so that misunderstandings seldom arise about who is responsible for what.
  5. The role of the leader is clearly defined and the leader operates accordingly.
  6. The team has an agreed to set of operating guidelines or ground rules and operates according to them.
  7. Team meetings are well run (agenda created and followed, time managed well, people are prepared.)
  8. Team meetings are characterized by openness to ideas and participation by all members.
  9. Team meetings are held at appropriate times, with the right participants using the appropriate vehicle (face-to-face, voice, electronic, etc.)
  10. The team provides a supportive environment for its members to realize their uniqueness by allowing for and encouraging individual differences.


Group Processes: Collaborations Winter 2000


  11. The team uses appropriate decision making methods for each team decision.
  12. Decisions are made on a timely basis.
  13. Team members effectively use conflict resolution tools to resolve conflict.
  14. The team uses an agreed to problem solving process for solving problems.
  15. Members actively solicit and provide clear and honest feedback to one another.


High-Performance: Collaborations Spring 2000


  16. The team creates a positive environment which supports a relatively high level of disclosure and openness.
  17. Members attend to the "how" (process) as well as the "what" (content) of their meetings.
  18. Mistakes are viewed as opportunities to learn.
  19. Team leadership is flexible, shifting in style and among members to suit the needs of the situation and the people involved.
  20. Members are aware of their interdependencies, and foster collaboration rather than competition.
  21. The way the team functions together fosters creativity.
  22. The team is quick and flexible in responding to changes in the external environment.
  23. The team anticipates changes that could affect them.
  24. Members are committed to the success of each other member as well as the team as a whole.
  25. Overall trust is high, as evidenced by a healthy amount of confronting, spontaneity, and risk taking.
  26. Members show appreciation, support and encouragement to one another.
  27. Members teach each other and learn from one another.
  28. The team collaborates with other groups for the benefit of the whole organization.


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