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Team Effectiveness Survey

March 15. 2018

This quick survey assesses your team in the 3 dimensions of the Teamworx(c) Team Effectiveness model: Core Activities, Supporting Activities, and Mission, Vision & Values. At the end of the survey, your answers will generate a score (low, moderate, or high) on the following dimensions:

1. Core Activities

Core activities describe what an Effective Team does. Teams that are nice to one another but which fail to achieve their business objectives — teams that, in the words of one of our clients “don’t put the puck in the net!” are not necessarily effective. They may be supportive, caring and nurturing (all of which are good) — but they are less likely to achieve their business goals. Highly Effective Teams consistently engage in the five core activities

2. Supporting Activities 

The four supporting activities describe how an Effective Team enables and supports its core activities. Teams that focus exclusively on getting things done (the core activities), without putting any effort into how individual team members support one another in the human dimension are not sustainable. The four supporting activities enable teams to manage the inevitable interpersonal dynamics of working with other human beings, as well as providing the team with the tools for staying on track and rising to ever greater levels of productivity.

3. Mission, Vision and Values

A clearly defined Mission, Vision and Values provide a solid foundation for organizational growth and development. Companies (or teams) that operate without a clearly defined and articulated Mission risk pursuing activities or projects that add no value to the business. Without a Vision (which sets out where we expect to be at some point in the future) teams can find themselves rudderless — unable to make short term decisions that may have long term impacts. Shared Values define the collective principles and ideals which guide the thoughts and actions of every member of the team

 

 

1.My team members know why we’re here, what we’re supposed to do, and how we will work together as a team
2.Team members are provided with appropriate feedback about their performance
3.Morale on my team is high and there are few complaints
4.Generally speaking, members of the team understand decisions and buy into them
5.People are encouraged to be good team members and develop good relationships
6.Team meetings are highly effective — they have a tight agenda, and they result in decisions and actionable plans
7.Our team is committed to a vision, and our team leaders help us understand how our roles fit into the organization’s plans
8.Our team members get lots of opportunity to work on new and exciting tasks and to stretch their skills and knowledge
9.Our team is clear on its goals and has what it needs to be successful
10.Our team resolves conflict between members in a timely and productive fashion
11.Our work is recognized and rewarded and we are clear about what is expected of us
12.Our team members feel that they can work on their own when necessary, and still have the benefits of being on the team
13.Our team decisions are made after a sufficient level of input from all the relevant parties, and after the right information has been considered
14.Our team knows when it is getting off-purpose, and when to escalate problems outside its existing mandate
15.Our team recognizes when new issues develop and seeks relevant data to deal with these issues

And please, contact us to let us know what you think…