with Executive Summary
List of Smart & Fast Lessons
Team vs. Group
Everybody a Team Player
Team: 1 + 6 Intertwined Pillars
Characteristics of a Winning Team
5 Keys To
Laws of Teamwork
of a Team Leader
Teams: Benefits and Challenges
Innovation: Inspire Your Team
Teams, Not Dull Teams
Practices: IDEO's Hot Studio System
Power of Diversity
Cross-functional Teams: Key Tasks
Practices: Innovation Teams at Quantum
Cross-functional Teams: Recommendations
How Good is Your Team?
Effective statements for
team assessment help you
evaluate strengths and weaknesses of your team and uncover teamworking
problems that you might be experiencing. Give each statement one of the
marks that best describes your situation: Strongly agree, Somewhat agree,
Partly agree/partly disagree, Somewhat disagree, Strongly disagree. For best
results, ask all team members to complete the assessment form and compare
the views of team leaders and other team members.
Sample statements for team
effectiveness assessment would be:
All members share a vision to
The team understands what it
needs to accomplish.
The project contains
and intermediate milestones for progress.
The team has the resources
needed to be successful.
Team members feel free to
challenge each other and ask questions.
New ideas are encouraged,
decision regarding their implementation are made without any
The team has a specific process
to overcome roadblocks to implementing new ideas.
support innovation through specific events.
The team consistently creates
an atmosphere of mutual trust.
The team cultivates and
harvests a "what we can learn" attitude when things go
Team members balance their
individual needs for autonomy with the benefits of mutual
How Can You Improve?
Having assessed your team, move further to
improve it. Ask these questions:
How could our team
create higher value for customers
and all stakeholders?
What mindsets and/or
limitations hamper innovation?
What should be changed and how
to make our team more effective and innovative?