The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Team Assessment

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The primary purpose of this assessment is to provide you with a sense of your team’s unique strengths and areas for improvement.


  • Please evaluate the statements honestly and be as objective as possible. Be thoughtful about your responses, but don’t agonize over each response. Your initial “gut feel” is usually best.
  • The assessment should not take more than 15 minutes.

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team - Team Assessment
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1. Team members admit their mistakes. *
2. Team members are passionate and unguarded in their discussion of issues. *
3. Team members are quick to point out the contributions and achievements of others. *
4. Team meetings are interesting and compelling (not boring). *
5. During team meetings, the most important—and difficult—issues are discussed. *
6. Team members acknowledge their weaknesses to one another. *
7. Team members voice their opinions, even at the risk of causing disagreement. *
8. Team members point out one another's unproductive behaviors. *
9. The team has a reputation for high performance. *
10. Team members ask for help without hesitation. *
11. Team members leave meetings confident that everyone is committed to the decisions that were agreed upon. *
12. During discussions, team members challenge one another about how they arrived at their conclusions and opinions. *
13. Team members ask one another for input regarding their areas of responsibility. *
14. When the team fails to achieve collective goals, each member takes personal responsibility to improve the team's performance. *
15. Team members willingly make sacrifices in their areas for the good of the team. *
16. Team members are quick to confront peers about problems in their respective areas of responsibility. *
17. Team members acknowledge and tap into one another's skills and expertise. *
18. Team members solicit one another's opinions during meetings. *
19. Team members end discussions with clear and specific resolutions and calls to action. *
20. Team members question one another about their current approaches and methods. *
21. The team ensures that poor performers feel pressure and the expectation to improve. *
22. Team members willingly apologize to one another. *
23. Team members communicate unpopular opinions to the group. *
24. The team is clear about its direction and priorities. *
25. Team members are slow to seek credit for their own contributions. *
26. All members of the team are held to the same high standards. *
27. When conflict occurs, the team confronts and deals with the issue before moving to another subject. *
28. The team is aligned around common objectives. *
29. The team consistently achieves its objectives. *
30. The team is decisive, even when perfect information is not available. *
31. Team members value collective success more than individual achievement. *
32. Team members are unguarded and genuine with one another. *
33. Team members can comfortably discuss their personal lives with one another. *
34. The team sticks to decisions. *
35. Team members consistently follow through on promises and commitments. *
36. Team members offer unprovoked, constructive feedback to one another. *
37. Team members place little importance on titles and status. (A high score on this statement indicates that titles and status are NOT important to team members.) *
38. Team members support group decisions, even if they initially disagreed. *