Team Diagnostic Assessment

The Team Diagnostic™ assessment provides a snapshot of the strengths of the team as it is today and a roadmap to follow for improved team performance.

Based on a comprehensive team effectiveness model

The Team Diagnostic™ model and assessment are based on the latest work in Emotional Intelligence, Appreciative Inquiry, Positive Psychology, change management, and team research conducted at leading universities.

Our approach to team coaching is based on systems theory and application and addresses two key dimensions of team effectiveness.

1) Conditions necessary for teams to be productive. These are the Productivity Factors:  goal & strategies, alignment, leadership, decision-making, accountability, resources and pro-activity.

2) The culture and interrelationships of team members. The environment in which theteam operates exerts tremendous impact on the ability of the team to produce results. We refer to these as the Positivity Factors:  trust, camaraderie, respect, optimism, constructive interaction, communication and values diversity.

Evaluates the team as a whole

The systems approach recognizes that a team is more than a sum of its parts. A team is a living, dynamic entity. It has a culture, a character, and set of spoken and unspoken rules for team behavior. Team members learn quickly “how things are done around here.” Bringing attention and intention to the living entity of the team as a whole helps create a conscious design for the conditions that help the team collectively to thrive.

Delivers a candid, detailed portrait of the team

Team members access the assessment online with individual login to ensure anonymous and highly candid responses. The data is compiled and team scores are calculated. The resulting report shows the results for the team as a whole in multiple layers, each layer more detailed.

Provides a clear roadmap for ongoing team development

The assessment is designed to provide a baseline to measure against, and a clear structure for ongoing team development.

Shifts the team mindset

The approach shifts attention from personality differences to the character and dynamics of the team as a whole.

Highlights of the assessment

  • The assessment provides comprehensive input from team members on proven success factors for teams
  • The results are quantifiable and provide a baseline to measure improvement over time.
  • The assessment point of view is the team as a whole. Each individual answers with a view of the team, not a view of the individuals on the team. (see sample statements below)
  • Output of the process is a customized team development plan with action steps and accountability.
  • Convenient. Team members complete the survey in their own time, usually less than 20 minutes total. They can leave and return where they left off.
  • Customized assessment with 3 to 5 open-ended, essay-style questions.

Sample Statements from the Team Diagnostic™ questionnaire:

(evaluated on a scale from disagreement to agreement)

  • We have established challenging goals and objectives for our team.
  • We communicate clearly and efficiently.
  • Our team seeks sufficient input in decision-making.
  • There is a strong sense of camaraderie and belonging on our team.
  • On our team people become defensive when mistakes are pointed out.
  • We are cohesive as a team and work well together.
  • Turf protection is prevalent on our team
  • On our team there is a collective ownership of results
  • There is a high level of accountability and follow-through on our team
  • We have an efficient decision-making process
  • Exhaustion is not an issue on our team

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