Today’s working environment consists increasingly of a network of teams: virtual teams, project teams and self-managing teams. All these teams are under pressure to organise, perform, and to continually adapt to changing circumstances – all at breakneck speed. The Team Diagnostic™ Assessment is a sophisticated instrument, based on a proven model for determining the characteristics that are required to create high-performing, sustainable and inspired teams. A powerful instrument that is used in team development.
The Team Diagnostic™ Assessment produces a snapshot of where exactly your team stands as a whole. The questions to be answered have therefore been formed from the perspective of the team. For example: ‘For this team, clearly-defined goals have been formulated’. Each team member then fills in their own assessment, thereby guaranteeing anonymity.
Once all team members have completed the assessment, a report is generated consisting of four levels that highlight in increasing degrees of detail the team’s strengths and points for development. This system-based image of the team provides the team members more than just data. It also produces a picture of how effective the team is. The assessment is therefore a powerful start of a development path for the team.
Benchmark and follow-up
The assessment provides organisations and teams the possibility to a produce a benchmark showing where the team stands with respect to 14 essential team factors. These team factors are divided into 7 productivity factors (the functional side) and 7 positivity factors (the relational side). After the benchmarking and the execution of a development programme (with or without our supervision) a follow-up measurement is carried out so that the improvements achieved are made visible and tangible.
Teams exist to produce results. Productivity factors help the team to achieve results, complete tasks and to stay on course to achieve goals. The Team Diagnostic Model™ defines seven essential characteristics required for teams to be able to achieve high-level performances.
In the case of positivity factors, it is the mutual relationships between the team members that are important, as well as the character and atmosphere of the team as a system. The seven essential characteristics in the field of positivity in the Team Diagnostic Model™ are derived from a number of research sources, including Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology and scientific research into successful relationships.
The team members complete the assessment individually. The whole process – including 80 standard questions and 5 open questions that can be customised – takes no more than 20 minutes. Total anonymity is guaranteed throughout the team scan procedure.
In addition to the team scan, there are 2 supplementary assessments available.
- Picture as seen by the team manager. In addition to the team photo, a photo can also be made capturing how the team manager views his/her team with respect to productivity and positivity. These 2 different images can be combined, so that useful information is generated that can be used to initiate the team development trajectory or to fine-tune its design.
- Picture as seen by the environment (360 degree feedback). Employees and managers that are not part of the team itself are asked for their opinion about how the team is functioning with respect to productivity and positivity. This results in a 360-degree snapshot of the team. Combing this snapshot with the team photo also provides a lot of useful information for the individual team members.
Your own team scan?
Are you curious to know what role the Team Diagnostic™ Assessment can play within your own organisation and/or team? Then contact us for a sample report and to arrange an appointment.