1. Team members are passionate and unguarded in their discussion of issues
2. Team members call out one another's deficiencies or unproductive behaviors.
3. Team members know what their peers are working on and how they contribute to the collective good of the team.
6. Team members openly admit their weaknesses and mistakes.
7. Team meetings are compelling, and not boring
8. Team members leave meetings confident that their peers are completely committed to the decisions that were agreed on, even if there was an initial disagreement.
9. Morale is significantly affected by the failure to achieve team goals.
10. During team meetings, the most important and difficult issues are put on the table to be resolved.
11. Team members are deeply concerned about the prospect of letting down their peers.
12. Team members know about one another's personal lives and are comfortable discussing them.
13. Team members end discussions with clear and specific resolutions and calls to action
14. Team members challenge one another about their plans and approaches.
15. Team members are slow to seek credit for their own contributions but quick to point out those of others.
4.Team members quickly and genuinely apologize to one another when they say or do something inappropriate or possibly damaging to the team.
5. Team members willingly make sacrifices (such as budget, turf, headcount) in their departments or areas of expertise for the good of the team.
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
This questionnaire is a straightforward diagnostic tool for helping you evaluate your team's susceptibility to the five dysfunctions.
At the end of the questionnaire, there is a simple explanation of how to tabulate the results, discussing discrepancies in the responses and identifying any clear implications for the team.
Instructions: Use the scale below to indicate how each statement applies to your team. It is important to evaluate the statements honestly and without over-thinking your answers.
Combine your scores for the preceding statements as indicated below.
Absence of Trust
Fear of Conflict
Lack of Commitment
Avoidance of Accountability
Inattention to Results
A score of 8 or 9 indications of no dysfunction
A score of 6 or 7 indications that dysfunction is a problem
A score of 3 to 5 indication that dysfunction needs to be addressed
Regardless of scores:
Should remember that every team needs constant work. teams constantly fluctuate, and even the best teams deviate.