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Team assessment

Teams are critical to every company, regardless of industry or location. They exist for projects, executive management, quality action, frontline service delivery, research and development etc. and can be self-managed, virtual or management led. Given that most work of a company is produced through teams, investing in team assessment will provide powerful objective input into performance and individual fit.

When to use team assessment

You may not have thought of formal team assessments until now. They are exceedingly effective at helping teams understand their strengths and challenges and how to more effectively work together. There are two primary assessment levels:

  1. Individual
    Objectively identify personality preferences and how this relates to the strengths they can bring to a team. This is a powerful tool and if taken by all members of the team, helps identify gaps in delivering the activities required of a successful team, which can be addressed through development. 
  2. Team
    Obtain input from those around the team to objectively identify the strengths and weaknesses of the overall team performance.

Benefits

  • Clarity of role preferences 
  • Greater cohesion across the team 
  • Clearer communication and purpose within the team 
  • Reduced conflict within the team 
  • Increased productivity 
  • Increased performance Higher levels of quality

Options for team assessment that we use

We utilise the three most powerful team assessment and development options available internationally. This brings the very best practices to your doorstep.

  1. Team Management Profile® 
  2. Five Dysfunctions of a Team®
  3. Belbin’s Team Roles

Types of Work® and Team Management Profile®

The Team Management Profile® is research and evidence-based and provides an objective, work-based 4,500 word profile on the personality, work, team and leadership preferences of each team member.

Types of Work and Team Management Profile

Taken as a group, the assessment will identify areas of strength and weakness in delivering team results. When coupled with our training options, we are able to guide the team through the assessment process to reflection and action planning to build higher levels of performance.

Five Dysfunctions of a Team

All team members are assessed against the five elements of the Five Dysfunctions model and identify the strengths and weaknesses of the group. It provides powerful information on the causes of dysfunction in the team.

Five Dysfunctions of a Team

When coupled with our delivery of the Five Dysfunctions of a Team® programme, we will work with your team to overcome the functional problems in the team and help them build a cohesive, high-performing approach.

Belbin Team Roles

Belbin Team Roles are another global tool often used to assess teams. It provides an excellent analysis of the behavioural strengths and weaknesses of each team member at work.

Belbin Team Roles

We build this assessment into bespoke team programmes to help you increase performance and productivity in the team, enhance working relationships and build trust and understanding.

Customisation

We are able to use the assessments in conjunction with bespoke team-based development programmes to create a powerful learning experience. The style and type of programme is able to fit your requirements, context, team and budget.

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