This TEAM COLLABORATION ASSESSMENT asks you to evaluate crucial success criteria that team effectiveness research has shown to be the mark of high-performance teams.
Team-based work has become the dominant mode of collaboration. While almost all social and business goals today require multiple perspectives and skills, collaboration is easier said than done.
True collaboration cannot be mandated and is more than coordination of effort.
Few teams, however, know how to really collaborate. Many teams just go through the motions and demonstrate lackluster performance.
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This tool assesses your team’s ability to collaborate in a manner that makes the team high-performing. You can use it when:
There are many attitudes, processes, and behaviors that need to be in place for a team to become high-performing. This tool is not a comprehensive test that allows you to score a team in all relevant ways.
What the tool does is to focus on 12 key characteristics that organizational research shows to be crucial to move “from good to great”.
Many teams have their basics in place (defined roles, defined objectives), hit average performance levels – but can’t get into high-performance mode.
This tool helps teams to move beyond “doing okay” towards taping diversity of thought, improving decision effectiveness, and inviting more trust to engage in the “right fights”.
Bear in mind that after submitting you will always see data presented based on submitted feedback. The chart will only be representative of everyone’s input once all team members have provided their ratings.
Only after everyone has given her/his feedback will the shown team average correctly represent your team members’ feedback.
Work with the recommendations that the instrument provides.
Most importantly, start a conversation. Make time to discuss what supports team effectiveness.
Most teams struggle to go beyond lackluster performance because they don’t actively discuss and pursue what needs improvement.
The idea for the tool is based on two observations:
The assessment items were selected based on research such as “The New Science of Building Great Teams”, work that comes out of MIT’s Center for Collective Intelligence as well as our own research at http://collaborative-capacity.com.