Are You Great at Building a Team?

Use these 7 self assessment questions to find out


#1. Does your team have common purpose? One KPI that they depend on each other to achieve.

By not having a KPI that they depend on each other to achieve they are a group of people. Not a team. A common purpose is like a rugby team wanting to win a game. No team member can do it by themselves.

#2. Does your team have crystal clear roles? Each team member has a set of SMART targets, with no overlap.

By not having crystal clear roles the team members will not understand who does what and the part each person plays in delivering the common purpose.

#3. Does your team accept the leader of the team and when others all need to lead?

By not having accepted leadership in the team the appointed team leader will fail to lead. Plus when others need to lead, e.g. for a project, the other team members will not wish to follow.

#4. Does your team have effective processes?

By not having effective processes the team will not be able to get things done easily and well. For example, by not having agreed on the objective, frequency, and duration of team meetings, will limit the team’s effectiveness.

#5. Does the team trust each other?

By not having trust across the team members they will not be able to get things done well because one, or more, of the 4 parts of the trust model are missing.

#6. Does your team communicate effectively to each other?

By not having great communication amongst the team, team members will not feel in the loop, will be overwhelmed, and frustrated.

#7. Does your team feedback to each other frequently and using a tried & trusted tool?

By not feeding back to each other frequently resentment will build. Team members will talk to the leader about others causing office politics. Ultimately, the trust will reduce.

#8. Do you positively influence a large network of people?

By not influencing a lot of people you will not gain support for when you do need to influence individuals, because your reputation will have a limited reach.