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Teamwork Skills Evaluation MatrixTM

People skills which contribute to teamwork commitments

This Teamwork Skills Evaluation Matrix™ should be used by the team when they meet. The agenda should allow time at the end of the meeting to go over the matrix and record a group evaluation of the team's performance during the meeting. This facilitates the focus on what areas need improvement and which demonstrate strengths. The meeting leader should lead this exercise.

As objectively as possible, every team member will rate the following people skills to establish the team's and his/her own progress toward teamwork. A "1" rating applies to a minimal skill and a "6" rating applies to excellent skills. Use a circle to rate the TEAM SCORE and a square to rate YOUR SCORE. Discuss results with the team. Choose one of the skills as an area of improvement for the coming week. Review performance every week and select another skill only when the whole team is satisfied that the skill being practiced has been raised to a collective 5.

 Minimal     Excellent
Listening skills
 1   2   3   4   5   6
Consensus decision making
 1   2   3   4   5   6
Share information
 1   2   3   4   5   6
Accepting individual differences
 1   2   3   4   5   6
Effective conflict resolution (focus on objective)
 1   2   3   4   5   6
Positive attitude
 1   2   3   4   5   6
Flexible: accepting and supporting change
 1   2   3   4   5   6
Sell the merits of an idea (persuasion)
 1   2   3   4   5   6
Questions to encourage communication
 1   2   3   4   5   6
Share expertise in a helpful manner
 1   2   3   4   5   6
Lead productive meetings
 1   2   3   4   5   6
Look for win-win outcomes
 1   2   3   4   5   6
Eye contact/smile/nods
 1   2   3   4   5   6
Personal appearance (well-kept, business-like)
 1   2   3   4   5   6
Foster team benefits, individual contribution
 1   2   3   4   5   6
Welcome other people's ideas
 1   2   3   4   5   6



You can add any other skill you wish your team to work on to those above. This inventory will help the team to a self-assessment and serve as a basis for planned action to improve on its commitments to foster teamwork.
© Copyright Raymond Perras 1995


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