Team effectiveness dimensions

 This questionnaire examines team effectiveness from the perspective of eight [8] dimensions.

  • Purpose and goals
  • Roles
  • Team processes
  • Team relationships
  • Intergroup relations
  • Problem solving
  • Passion and commitment
  • Skills and learning

When to use this tool

  • To contribute to the assessment of the effectiveness of your team
  • To identify team dimensions that need to be improved to increase team effectiveness

What to do : What you think

1. Make your own assessment of your team’s effectiveness.

  • Work through the questionnaire, recording your personal assessment of team attributes and behaviors.

2. Calculate your assessment for each of the team effectiveness dimensions.

  • Transfer your assessments to your personal score sheet.
  • Calculate averages for each dimension of team effectiveness.

What to do: What your team thinks

1. Ask each team member to assess team’s effectiveness.

  • Work through the questionnaire, recording their personal assessment of team attributes and behaviors.

2. Calculate their assessment for each of the team effectiveness dimensions.

  • Transfer assessments to individual personal score sheet.
  • Calculate averages for each dimension of team effectiveness.

3. Calculate the average for all team members.

  • Transfer average assessment scores for each dimension of team effectiveness to score sheet (not for the individual questions).
  • Calculate overall averages for each dimension of team effectiveness.

How to Use the Results

1. Using your assessments, identify the dimensions with the higher averages and those with the lower ones.

  • Try to identify the underlying factors that influenced the scores; think of specific examples.
  • Specify one or two things you can do differently to raise the lowest scores in the future.

2. Compare your perspective with those of the team.

  • Look at the differences in the average scores of your assessment and those of your team members.
  • Try to explain any significant differences between perspectives.
  • Discuss the different perspectives with the team to solicit ideas about what may have led to the different assessments
  • Specify one or two things you can do differently to minimize the differences and raise the lowest scores in the future.

 

    1. Complete the questionnaire - record your personal assessment of team effectiveness

    Read through the following statements carefully Check the column that MOST represents YOUR
    VIEW of how well each statement describes your team

    2. Transfer your assessments to your personal score sheet

    1. In the matrix below, write the numeric value of your assessments (1, 2, 3, 4 or 5) for each of the 56 statements.
    2. Total the scores.
    3. Divide each total by 7 to calculate the average for each team effectiveness dimension.

    Purpose & Goals

    1 =
    9 =
    17 =
    25 =
    33 =
    41 =
    49 =

    Total =

    Average =

    Roles

    2 =
    10 =
    18 =
    26 =
    34 =
    42 =
    50 =

    Total =

    Average =

    Team Processes

    3 =
    11 =
    19 =
    27 =
    35 =
    43 =
    51 =

    Total =

    Average =

    Team Relationship

    4 =
    12 =
    20 =
    28 =
    36 =
    44 =
    52 =

    Total =

    Average =

    Intergroup relations

    5 =
    13 =
    21 =
    29 =
    37 =
    45 =
    53 =

    Total =

    Average =

    Problem solving

    6 =
    14 =
    22 =
    30 =
    38 =
    46 =
    54 =

    Total =

    Average =

    Passion and commitment

    7 =
    15 =
    23 =
    31 =
    39 =
    47 =
    55 =

    Total =

    Average =

    Skills and learning

    8 =
    16 =
    24 =
    32 =
    40 =
    48 =
    56 =

    Total =

    Average =

    Total of all 8 average scores = = Team Effectiveness Score