It is imperative to assess how your team is doing in regard to each of the sub-stages we’ve discussed in this series to give each person an opportunity to consider whether and how the team should evolve. Results of these ongoing and customized assessments should providenew insight into individual growth and be a powerful catalyst for open and effective communication around issues blocking the team, inspire problem solving, and encourage evolution.

As teams participate in these assessments and debriefings, a visual and quantifiable report on the current team perspective may be developed. This report can become a baseline to verify progress and establish future goals.

Teams are a vital part of any organization but must be established and monitored carefully for maximum results.  The time invested in pursuing each of the steps in this series and crafting assessments returns a great dividend for your organization as well as for each member of the team.