Assessing Your Team, Team Member's Manual

Assessing Your Team, Team Member's Manual

by Dick Richards, Susan Smyth


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At last, an assessment process especially for work teams!

Based on a new model of team well-being, this quick, easy assessment will help any group maximize team performance. Instead of judging individual abilities, this instrument focuses on team interaction and creates a group profile based on each member's perceptions of overall group functioning.

Simply arranged, the instrument can be administered by the team leader or an outside facilitator and scored in-house. And the Team Leader's Manual provides guidance to follow-up actions.

Used regularly, this team evaluation will help:

  • Secure high-quality team performance
  • Enhance productivity
  • Increase involvement
  • Clarify roles and procedures

Order Assessing Your Team today! It's the essential first step for creating a continuous improvement program for all your teams!

  • Introduce a model of team well-being
  • Assess essential team functions-purpose, strategy, feedback, processes, people, interface, and roles
  • Reveal a team's strengths and weaknesses


AUDIENCE: Intact work group or new team

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780883904206
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/10/1994
Pages: 26
Product dimensions: 7.34(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.11(d)

About the Author

DICK RICHARDS is the owner of R.A. Richards, Inc., an organization development (OD) and training consulting firm. He has worked with large and medium-sized companies in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe.His work includes large-scale organizational change projects; developing executive teams, management teams, and work teams; helping management teams clarify their vision, values, and mission; and providing training programs on management and career development. Richards specializes in organizational change, counseling, coaching, group facilitation, team development, training design, research, and writing. SUSAN SMYTH is the owner of Smyth Management Resources, a human resource training and consulting firm. She specializes in team-development training, supervisory skills, and leadership training.She has served as an OD and team-development consultant to clients such as the Drackett Company, Procter and Gamble, Imperial Oil of Canada, as well as healthcare organizations and small businesses. A frequent speaker at conferences and workshops, Smyth is also active in the American Society for Training and Development.

Table of Contents


A New Model of Teamwork.

Description of a Team Leader.

Assessing the Well-Being of a Team.

Beginning to Improve Team Well-Being.

Directions for Scoring the "Team Well-Being Assessment".

Appendix A: Research About the "Team Well-Being Assessment".

Appendix B: Sample Profiles and Interpretations.

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