Assessment

Instructions:

Take around 15 minutes to complete the following assessment. Consider each theme and tick the one statement from the four given that best describes your team. Be as honest as possible. When all 12 questions have been answered please click the button at the bottom to see your results.

 

1 Question Cohesion
The team is a collection of individuals rather than a group.
Team members have become aware of their differences, and the team works in cliques or splinter groups rather than as a whole.
Individual differences are not as important as strengths. Team members accept their diversity and want to be part of a team, working together to support each other.
The team is a fully cohesive and interdependent unit that works effectively together, with a ‘we’ rather than an ‘I’ approach.
2 Question Commitment
Team members are unsure of where their commitments lie.
Team members feel little or no commitment to the team and are more committed to their own goals.
There is genuine commitment from most or all team members.
Team members have a shared vision and are fully committed to the team and its common goals.
3 Question Communication
Communication is difficult as team members are unfamiliar with each other.
Individual team members have privately held opinions, which they do not share publicly.
There is a reasonably open exchange of views in the team.
Team members communicate openly and fully with each other and there are no hidden agendas.
4 Question Communication
The team is anxious about the tasks it faces and looks to outside authority.
Confidence is growing at the individual level, but not in the team as a whole.
There is increasing confidence among team members in working together to complete their tasks.
The team is fully confident in carrying out its tasks together and rejects outside authority.
5 Question Conflict
Conflict sometimes arises out of uncertainty.
Competition is high and team members have a tendency to guard their own attitudes, which can cause conflict.
There is low emotional conflict, and any conflict that does arise can be resolved fairly easily.
Team members have developed good working relationships and feel comfortable in risking confrontation if necessary.
6 Question Decision Making
The leader needs to give clear guidance and therefore makes all or most decisions.
Decision-making is hard, because some team members are not willing to give way, and compromise is frequent. The process of making decisions is often dominated by the most vocal team members.
Mutually agreed decisions are more likely than compromise, and if there are any disagreements, these are negotiated.<
Decisions agreed by everyone and the team is even confident enough to delegate some decisions to individual team members.
7 Question Dependancy
Team members are dependent on others, as they are anxious or unsure of their roles or the team’s purpose.
Team members are counter-dependent, as they resist the need to work with each other, preferring to work alone or in small splinter groups.
Team members are independent, as they are confident and effective in their individual roles and in their contributions to the team.
Team members are interdependent, i.e. the team works as one unit in which all team members play an integral part and support each other.
8 ?Question Direction/Purpose
Team members are unsure of where they are going and do not feel that they own the team mission/direction.
Team members attempt to pursue their own agendas/directions and there are sometimes disagreements about what direction the team should take.
Most team members have a common focus and work together towards shared goals.
The team has a well-defined purpose and clear direction that is shared by all.
9 Question Leadership
The leadership style is directive, laying down a clear structure and direction, as the team needs guidance.
There are concerns about team hierarchy and there are sometimes challenges to the leadership. The leader therefore has an authoritative role.
Leadership is sometimes shared, and the team is led by consensus.
The leader oversees the team, but with a non-intrusive role, and team members share leadership of everyday tasks.
10 Question Motivation
Individuals do not know others well enough to be motivated as a team.
Team members are driven by their individual motivations, often pushing for position and power.
Most team members are motivated by their ability to get the job done as a team.
The team is fully motivated to achieving the team goals together.
11 ? Roles/Responsibilities
Team members are unsure of their roles and find it difficult to define the job that has to be done.
Team members often deny or resist their roles/responsibilities, looking for reasons not to do them, as they are not yet fully confident in taking them on.
Team members have accepted and settled into their roles.
All team members are fully effective and efficient in their roles and have a very clear idea of their responsibilities and how they contribute to the team.
12 Question Trust
Trust has not yet started to develop, as team members are unfamiliar with each other.
There is generally a lack of trust, with some members suspicious of the team direction, or of others.
Team members accept and trust each other.
Trust, loyalty and good working relationships are firmly established.
     

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