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Team Analysis Matrix
Greetings!

 

Team skills are shown to be important (in the top 10 required capabilities according to Lominger data on Australian and NZ Managers from 2007) yet our team skills are amongst the worst (rating 56th out of 60 capabilities using the same Lominger norm data).

 

Being in a team, of any sort, can cause us to wonder at times why certain decisions seem to get made (or not made), how we behave with each other, why and how some people take things 'off track', how efficient we really are as a team and crucially, how little we really listen to each other.

 

Over the next few weeks I'm sending out some tips on how to improve team skills.

The first is about diagnosing team capability using our Team Analysis Toolkit.

I hope you find it helpful.

 


Kind regards,


 

Susan

susan@psychologyatwork.com.au

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MEASURE, FOCUS, IMPROVE YOUR TEAM
 

Team Toolkit Part 1 - Analysis

  

If you really want to improve a team, then first, do some team analysis. Don't just jump straight into a solution (eg. they just can't get on, or they're not helping each other... so let's do some 'team building').

 

 

Try using the four team dimensions

  • Requirement from the organisation, what the team is meant to achieve
  • Purpose, goals, accountabilities within team 
  • Participation, group dynamics, healthy conflict
  • Perception of the team by external stakeholders

to help identify what your team needs, wants, or would most benefit from.

 

Most teams are good at one or two of these dimensions, but high performing teams rate highly across them all.

 

High performing teams keep each of these dimensions in view. They regularly review and reflect on how they are going in each area. They are disciplined in identifying what needs attention and when.

 

A userfriendly printable pdf Analysis Matrix (2 pages) enabling you to scale a number of aspects of these dimensions is on the link.

Unfortunately the detailed formating was not suitable for this email, but you are welcome to use this matrix in analysing your team performance.

 

Team Analysis Matrix pdf