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The Team Diagnostic™ Assessment Psychometric Analysis Summary

By Phillip Sandahl

Team Coaching International conducted Internal Consistency Reliability and Construct Validity analyses. This psychometric analysis was performed by researchers from the University of Minnesota. The test of Internal Consistency Reliability for each of the 14 Team Performance Indicators™ (TPIs) of the Team Diagnostic™ assessment assesses the degree to which the items pertaining to each TPI are measuring that same TPI. The Internal Consistency Reliability (or Cronbach’s alpha) results demonstrated good levels of reliability overall. On average, […]

Coach, Consultant, Trainer – Wearing Multiple Hats for a Team

By Phillip Sandahl

Here’s the scene. You’re there in a conference room with a team. You just noticed something. The team noticed that you noticed. Now the team is staring at you, waiting for a comment, a question, or a direction to follow. In that moment you have to decide what hat you’re wearing: coach, consultant or in some cases, trainer. The team doesn’t care. All they want are better results. You have that goal in mind of […]

Tips for Working with 14 Team Performance Indicators™

By Phillip Sandahl

PRODUCTIVITY Tips and questions about Alignment on teams: The team creates a mission statement or purpose statement. Brainstorm: teams or organizations with strong mission/purpose. What does that give the team? Organization? Where do you see this team’s mission in action? What activities and practices would create more awareness and commitment to mission? What is this team’s brand? What do you want to be known for? Tips and questions about Goals & Strategies on teams: Write […]

Team Coaching Format Options

By Phillip Sandahl

Here is the relevant question, the one we often get from team sponsors, and from new facilitator/coaches: “What do we actually DO during these coaching sessions?” Here are the typical basics: Review the team agreements and make any changes necessary Check in on current action steps for a progress report Harvest learning from actions; Plan new action and accountability Provide training as necessary in team skills and competencies Work with the team to clarify roles, […]

Successful Debrief Delivery Tips

By Phillip Sandahl

Based on years of experience, here is a list of suggestions and tips to help make the team debrief a successful session. If you think of things you would add to this list, please let us know by emailing us here. Have a checklist for supplies and props. Know the dimensions of the room and any obstructions: immovable tables, pillars, etc. Look for a square-shaped room, or as square as possible. Long narrow rooms are […]

Evaluating Team Profiles

By Phillip Sandahl

The Quad or “Footprint” gives the first impression — a high level view of the team focused on the two primary dimensions: Productivity and Positivity. The goal, of course, is to be a High Productivity/High Positivity (High-High) team — the Blue, upper right corner. Sometimes, after the first Team Diagnostic™, a team reveals itself already in the blue quadrant, but not very often. Less than 10% of teams report that they are High-High teams after […]

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