One of the critical factors in any organization is how well people can work together as a team. While there are many clichés about teams, there is no doubt that a group of people working cohesively towards a goal will achieve more than a group of individuals doing the same.
Building an effective team requires the active involvement of each person in it. Working on the team itself, rather than just focusing on tasks, must also be a priority.
There are seven key categories that team members can use to build a successful team.
- Vision & direction
- Value alignment
- Role clarity
- Setting ground rules
- Monitoring systems
- Continuous learning
- Boundary management
This competency-based instrument has been designed to help you understand more about your relative skills in each of these critical areas, and to give you a picture of your team building effectiveness. This will help you determine where to target your development activities in order to improve your skills so you actively contribute to making your team more effective.
Although primarily intended as a self-assessment, the questions have been worded so this tool can also be used for 180 or 360-degree feedback where several respondents complete a profile on the same person.