Take the first step forward on the journey to high performance by answering the following self-assessment questions. At which stage is your team?
What is the atmosphere like in our team?
Do unresolved issues become the team "graybeards"? Is the list growing? Does anyone ever bring them up? If so, how do other team members respond?
Does the group tend to avoid making decisions? Is passing the monkey a favorite team pastime? How about follow the leader?
Is our decision making ruled by the tyranny of consensus?
Do discussions devolve into free-for- alls ?
Are the airwaves monopolized by one or more highly aggressive individuals? Are less assertiveor less influentialindividuals cut off when they try to voice their opinions ?
Are we clear about what we must achieve as a team? Do we know for certain how our performance as a team will be measured?
Is the team leader the only Socrates, or do all team members have the opportunity to raise difficult questions?
What is keeping the team from moving to the next stage on the team-development wheel?