Table 9.1: Evaluate Your Team
After the first several meetings, team members should anonymously complete this evaluation of their team, and afterwards discuss methods for improvement.

Section 1: Use the following 5 alternatives in answering the questions on communication and problem-solving:
1-Strongly disagree 2-Disagree 3-Neutral 4-Agree 5-Strongly agree

___ All team members listen to each other.
___ All team members are open and candid.
___ All team members check things out before taking action.
___ Constructive feedback is given freely to improve team functioning.
___ Participation is encouraged by all.
___ No one person dominates the conversation.
___ Information about one’s performance is communicated candidly.

Problem Solving:
___ Problems are met head on.
___ Problems are seen as challenges and opportunities.
___ Everyone is involved in problem solving.
___ The team is concerned with the big picture rather than nitpicking new ideas.
___ Delegation is evident.
___ Consensus is used to make decisions.
___ New ideas are welcomed and explored.

Section 2: Rate your team on a 1-5 scale, with 5 meaning “perfect, no room for improvement”, and 1 meaning “poor, needs a great deal of improvement.”

___ Meeting guidelines followed ___ Goals established
___ Leadership ___ Openness and candor
___ Feedback to each other ___ Commitment
___ Dealing with Conflict ___ Creativity
___ Role clarity ___ Decision making
___ Mutual respect ___ Recognition of members
___ Atmosphere ___ Your satisfaction with team’s performance