Our Team Survey (OT)
Application: Team development for tactical teams
Audience: Work groups and intact teams
Respondents: Team members, the leaders and groups or individuals who are supported by the team
Questions: 71 questions, 3 open-ended
OUR TEAM Survey (OT) provides feedback on the skills necessary for team effectiveness. Successful teams contribute to meeting the organization’s goals. An effective team fosters a collegial atmosphere by supporting one another to build consensus. Team members can then negotiate to optimize solutions and produce quality results. Given the proper resources, a cohesive team will maximize its productivity. The OT measures how effectively a team performs as a unit.
The Our Team Task Cycle®
Understanding and clarifying goals.
II. TEAM COMPETENCE
Utilizing specialized knowledge and expertise and making decisions and planning collaboratively.
III. INTERNAL RELATIONS
Fostering a cooperative atmosphere, accepting new members, effectively managing conflict and gaining management support.
IV. FEEDBACK ON PERFORMANCE
Accepting feedback from managers and monitoring output and assessing the impact of actions.
Maintaining an appropriate level of tension, balancing competition and cooperation and taking informed risks.
VI. MEMBER SATISFACTION
Acknowledging the contributions of others.
Effectiveness/Outcomes are leveraged through the mastery of Task Cycle phases.
The Task Cycle, the architecture for all of our assessments, is a validated model of successful management and leadership practices for each organizational role. It is presented as an organized sequence of behaviors, with each phase contributing to achieving the final goal. Its intuitive logic about where to find leverage provides an easy transition from feedback to performance improvement.
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