Assessment 7.1


TEAM CULTURE - PERSONAL ASSESSMENT

Single User - Snapshot Version - 14 Questions

A snapshot of how uplifting an individual perceives your team culture to be.


 

 

 
 
Exceptional Teams have an Uplifting Culture where people 'LIFT' each other with their thoughts, words and actions. These energising cultures encourage and enable people to have have positive mindsets, use positive language, have high expectations and take positive action. You can feel the positive energy when you enter a workplace with a 'LIFT' culture - and it’s this feeling that attracts and retains great people and enables outstanding results.

To start developing an Uplifting Team Culture complete the questions below. You will get a graphic report on your team culture strengths, areas for growth and guidance on how to improve. This assessment is a Snapshot Version with 14 questions. For more detailed assessments for each of the Seven Signs of an Exceptional Team go to the Assessments Page.
 


4 Key Qualities of an Uplifting Culture (the outcomes you want)

A. POSITIVE THINKING
Do your people generally have a positive and optimistic outlook on life and work?
People Have a
Negative Outlook
People Have a
Positive Outlook

B. POSITIVE LANGUAGE
Do your people talk with positive frames and in an encouraging manner, or do they
frequently criticise, swear and/or make negative comments?
People Use
Negative Language
People Use
Positive Language

C. HIGH EXPECTATIONS
Do your people have high expectations about behaviour & results, or do they have
low standards & limiting beliefs about people’s behaviour and their ability to get results?
High Expectations,
Standards & Aspirations
Low Expectations
Standards & Aspirations

D. POSITIVE ACTION
Do your people ‘do what’s right’ and act as positive influences for each other?
Are they willing to put in the ‘extra effort’ when needed?
Don't Do What's Right
or Put in Extra Effort
People Do What's Right
& Put in Extra Effort

7 High-Impact Levers for an Uplifting Culture (action areas for improvement)

1. BUILD COMMUNITY
Does your team have a strong sense of family, community or tribe?
No Sense of
Community
Strong Sense of
Community

2. UPLIFTING ENVIRONMENT
Is your physical workplace environment uplifting?
Depressing Physical
Environment
Uplifting Physical
Environment

3. SYMBOLS & RITUALS
Does your team have symbols, rituals and traditions that make
your people feel like part of a special team?
No Symbols,
Traditions or Rituals
Many Symbols,
Traditions & Rituals

4. SUCCESS CODE
Does your team have clear and 'sticky' ground rules that outline how
people need to think, feel and act in order to achieve team goals?
Unclear Expectations
of Behaviour
Clear Expectations
of Behaviour

5. STICKY MESSAGES
Are your main messages and cultural expectations communicated with memorable
slogans? Are they clear, unambiguous and sticky? Are they well known?
Main Messages
Unclear or Unknown
Main Messages
Clear & Well Known

6. RECOGNITION
Are your people recognised for meeting or exceeding expectations and results?
No
Recognition
Lots of
Recognition

7. UPHOLD STANDARDS
Does your team counsel, educate or replace people who don’t meet the
expected standards of team behaviour or performance?
Low Standards
are Tolerated
High Standards
are Enforced

3 Enabling Mindsets for an Uplifting Culture

i. DESIRE TO BUILD A GREAT PLACE TO WORK
Do your people demonstrate an attitude of continuous improvement and a
strong desire to build a great place to work?
No Desire to Build
a Great Place to Work
Strong Desire to Build
a Great Place to Work

ii. DESIRE TO PARTICIPATE
Do your people show a desire to participate in team activities
and be active contributors in your workplace community?
No Desire to
Participate
Strong Desire to
Participate

iii. DESIRE TO LIFT! OTHERS
Are your people willing to support and nurture colleagues when they need it? Do
people act as peer buddies or mentors for team-mates? Are they good role models?
Negative Influence
and Role Models
People Supportive &
Good Role Models


   
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