To focus a manager's thinking on the 'team readiness' image the organization reflects
1) Ask the manager to rate each item on the 'problem identification checklist by placing a check mark in either the 'partial reflection' column or the 'total reflection' column. Each check mark should indicate the general impression that the manager has about each item.
2) Suggest that the manager further rate each item checked in the 'partial reflection' column on a scale of 1 to 10, one being low evidence of a problem & 10 being high evidence of a problem. All 'total reflection' items and any 'partial reflection' items with a rating of 6 or more should help the manager see more clearly where initial efforts at team building should be directed.
a) What general images is reflected?
b) Which common organizational problems are mirrored in your organization?
c) Do your biggest problems have any commonalities?
d) Can you use your ratings to begin to identify a strategy for problem solving & team building?
A 'Through the Looking Glass' Problem Identification Checklist
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Team Games For Trainers, Carolyn Nilson, McGraw-Hill.