Harvard ManageMentor — LEADING A TEAM TOOLS

Checklist for Evaluating Whether a Group Is a Team
Assess whether a group working together is indeed a team. Read the questions below and check off your answer. Question
1. Is the group small enough in number to convene and communicate easily, to have open, interactive discussion, and to understand members’ roles and responsibilities? 2. Do you have adequate levels of complementary skills in functional or technical areas, in problem solving and decision making, and in interpersonal capabilities? 3. Do you have a broad, meaningful purpose that all team members are committed to? 4. Do you have a set of agreed-upon performance goals? 5. Is the approach to doing the work clear and shared, making use of all team members’ skills? 6. Do team members hold themselves individually and jointly accountable as measured against specific goals?
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