Five Dysfunctions of Team Assessment


The Questionnaire

Answer the questions below by deciding how much each statement applies to your senior leadership team or board of directors. Be sure to evaluate the statements honestly and without over thinking your answers. (For a fuller picture, get other members of your board to complete the questionnaire too.)

1. Team members are passionate and unguarded in their discussion of issues.

rarely sometimes Usually

2. Team members call out one another’s deficiencies or unproductive behaviours.

rarely sometimes Usually

3. Team members know what their peers are working on and how they contribute to the collective good of the team.

rarely sometimes Usually

4. Team members quickly and genuinely apologize to one another when they say or do something inappropriate or possibly damaging to the team.

rarely sometimes Usually

5. Team members willingly make sacrifices (such as budget, turf, head count) in their committees or areas of expertise for the good of the team.

rarely sometimes Usually

6. Team members openly admit their weaknesses and mistakes.

rarely sometimes Usually

7. Team meetings are compelling, not boring.

rarely sometimes Usually

8. Team members leave meetings confident that their peers are completely committed to the decisions agreed upon during the meetings, even if there was initial disagreement.

rarely sometimes Usually

9. Morale is significantly affected by the failure to achieve team goals.

rarely sometimes Usually

10. During team meetings, the most important and most difficult issues are put on the table to be resolved.

rarely sometimes Usually

11. Team members are deeply concerned about the prospect of letting down their peers.

rarely sometimes Usually

12. Team members know about one another’s personal lives and are comfortable discussing them.

rarely sometimes Usually

13. Team members end discussions with clear and specific resolutions and calls to action.

rarely sometimes Usually

14. Team members challenge one another about their plans and approaches.

rarely sometimes Usually

15. Team members are slow to seek credit for their own contributions but quick to point out those of others.

rarely sometimes Usually

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