Team Accelerator Index: YOUR RATING Team_________________Date_____ INDIVIDUAL TEAM HIGH LOW GOAL SETTING & ALIGNMENT: 1. Is there an explicit discussion of goals involving the whole team? Ground Rules moving forward: 2. Is there individual agreement and commitment to these team goals? 3. Are the goals quantifiable / measurable? 4. Are targets that were agreed upon realistic? 5. Are goals recorded and displayed so that they are clear and visible to all? PLANNING TEAM PROCESSES: 1. Is there an agenda for the meeting? Ground Rules moving forward: 2. Is there an explicit discussion of the process to be used to make decisions? 3. Is time allocated effectively? Do meetings start and stop on time ? 4. Is there a contingency plan in place for each of the above items? 5. Are the agenda, process, and timing documented and visible to all team members during the meeting? ASSIGNING RESPONSIBILITY: 1. Are individual roles aligned to the team goal and process to be used? Ground Rules moving forward: 2. Are responsibilities assigned to team members to take advantage of their strengths? 3. Does every member of the team have an assigned responsibility? 4. Were all of the tasks and responsibilities assigned to individuals performed effectively by those individuals? 5. If responsibility assignments changed during the meeting or activity, is there an explicit handoff, and is it understood by everyone on the team? DISCOVERY OF DATA: 1. Is participation fairly equal across all members of the team? Ground Rules moving forward: 2. Do people provide reasoning and/or data behind their opinions? 3. Do people use inquiry to gain further understanding about others’ views? 4. Are the minority opinions explored and discussed on an equal footing with other ideas? 5. Are assumptions identified and exposed to public testing? HANDLING CONFLICT & MAKING DECISIONS 1. Do individuals openly and spontaneously bring up differences of opinion? Ground Rules moving forward: 2. Is conflict used constructively to reach better decisions? 3. Are conflicts being resolved, rather than avoided and/or suppressed? 4. Is everyone in the team involved in the decision-making process or, at least, fully committed to the decision made? 5. Is the final decision made based on firm conviction, rather than compromise? LEARNING & FEEDBACK 1. Does the team employ periodic or concurrent checkpoints within the Ground Rules moving forward: meeting? 2. Is time set aside for “post” checks at the end of every meeting or activity? 3. Do all team members contribute to LearningCycle analysis activities? 4. Are the corrective actions from previous analyses being put into practice? 5. Is the team honest when assessing its performance in relationship to the goals it set for itself?
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