Q 1 – When pulling together or recruiting for your team – do you hire/select for team skills:
(in addition to technical skills/knowledge)
• Ability to take initiative to communicate with others
• Collaborative sharing/exchange of insight & information
• Willingness to listen & consider ideas of others
• Interest in working together with others
Q 2 – Do all your team members share a clear, motivating & stretch Vision of what they are trying to accomplish?
Q 3 – Do team members understand what each other contributes & can they cross-fill for each other if someone is sick or absent?
Q 4 – Who defines expectations for the team, how they will work together & timelines, milestones, etc.?
(If functioning as a “team”, the team will do this, not you the manager; though you may facilitate the process.)
Q 5 – Who holds the team and individual team members accountable for the performance?
As the manager or team leader, are you the one always asking:
• How’s it going?
• Where each person is in the achievement of their work?
(If there is a concern about some individuals being “off track” – Team members, not the “boss”, will be asking Q’s, problem solving these challenges, etc. in a true team!)
Is your ‘Team’ really a TEAM?
To hear more on this topic of High Performing Teams, including a discussion of the answers to this quiz, please check-out the 4-part video-show below!