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.

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

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

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

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.

6. Team members openly admit their weaknesses and mistakes.

7. Team meetings are compelling, not boring.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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