Evaluating Yourself and Your Team

Thinking
Figure 12.1

As we have seen there are many roles that someone can play in a successful team. It’s not just about leading or following. The following surveys (adapted from Chen et al., 2002; Eby & Dobbins, 1997) may help you understand who you are and some of the strengths and weaknesses of your team.

Evaluating Yourself for Teamwork

Response scale: 1 = Strongly Disagree; 2 = Disagree; 3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree; 4 = Agree; 5 = Strongly Agree.

  1. I can work very effectively in a team setting.
  2. I can contribute valuable insight to a team project.
  3. I can easily facilitate communication between people.
  4. I am effective at delegating responsibility for tasks.
  5. I can effectively coordinate tasks and activities of a team.
  6. I am able to resolve conflicts between individuals effectively.
  7. I feel I can take on a leadership role in a team and be effective.
  8. Integrating information and suggestions from individuals into a plan is something I am very good at doing.
Engineering Team
Figure 12.2

Evaluating Your Team

Response scale: 1 = not at all confident; 2 = a little confident; 3 = somewhat confident; 4 = pretty confident; 5 = extremely confident

How confident are you in YOUR TEAM’S ability to do the following actions:

  1. Successfully coordinate among team members.
  2. Work together as one unit.
  3. Successfully follow the team’s game plans.
  4. Respond appropriately to unexpected situations.
  5. Maintain the team’s poise, even when things go wrong.
  6. Perform effectively.
  7. Communicate well with each other.
  8. Effectively adjust to any adverse situation.
  9. Make proper changes in the team’s game plan if necessary.
  10. Cooperate well with each other.
  11. Provide moral support for team members.
  12. Perform better than most other teams.

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Teamwork: An Open Access Practical Guide by Andrew M. Clark, Lolin Martins-Crane, Mengqi Zhan, and Justin T. Dellinger is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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