128 In-Depth Team Building Questions for Professionals

What is involved in Team Building

Find out what the related areas are that Team Building connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a Team Building thinking-frame.

How far is your company on its Team Building journey?

Take this short survey to gauge your organization’s progress toward Team Building leadership. Learn your strongest and weakest areas, and what you can do now to create a strategy that delivers results.

To address the criteria in this checklist for your organization, extensive selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information.

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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which Team Building related domains to cover and 128 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.

The following domains are covered:

Team Building, Action planning, Affect, Business process, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Communication, Critical thinking, Employee engagement, Experiential learning, Facilitation, Group development, Industrial and organizational psychology, Leadership development, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, Millennials, Negative affect, Nonverbal communication, Organization development, Performance appraisal, Personal development, Ramification problem, Socionics, Supervisory rating, Team effectiveness, Team management, Teamwork, Workplace politics:

Team Building Critical Criteria:

Talk about Team Building adoptions and develop and take control of the Team Building initiative.

– Are there project management practices that remain constant across traditional, hybrid, and agile approaches (e.g., Risk Management, stakeholder management, team building)?

– What sources do you use to gather information for a Team Building study?

– Which individuals, teams or departments will be involved in Team Building?

– What are the components of team building?

– What threat is Team Building addressing?

Action planning Critical Criteria:

Drive Action planning engagements and reinforce and communicate particularly sensitive Action planning decisions.

– At what point will vulnerability assessments be performed once Team Building is put into production (e.g., ongoing Risk Management after implementation)?

– What are the long-term Team Building goals?

Affect Critical Criteria:

Explore Affect management and report on developing an effective Affect strategy.

– Customer Service What is the future of CRM with regards to Customer Service five years from now, What Technologies would affect it the most and what trends in Customer Service landscape would we see at that time?

– How do we provide the context for investment considerations (which services does an investment affect, and how does that fit with the business strategy and priorities?

– Which program would be most affected, and to what degree, if the information were lost, compromised, delayed, or disclosed to unauthorized parties?

– Does the communications strategy effectively relay how the change will affect employees and the business in the short and long term?

– What are some strategies to use in order to avoid words or phrases that may negatively affect your relationship with your customer?

– Does cloud storage get affected during a natural disaster how can we ensure a secure disaster recovery for that?

– How could risks affect the overall outcome of projects in probabilistic terms of cost and schedule?

– How much does the level of staff performance affect the operative and financial results?

– How does improper or incomplete documentation affect disciplinary actions?

– What is going on outside and inside that might affect future operations?

– How many dependences affect the productivity of each activity?

– Does customer knowledge affect how loyalty is formed?

– How many external interfaces affect the productivity?

– How fast can we affect the environment based on what we see?

– How are employees affected by the cm process?

– How will changes affect the customers services?

– How does Cost of Change affect Software?

Business process Critical Criteria:

Think about Business process risks and report on setting up Business process without losing ground.

– Do we identify maximum allowable downtime for critical business functions, acceptable levels of data loss and backlogged transactions, RTOs, RPOs, recovery of the critical path (i.e., business processes or systems that should receive the highest priority), and the costs associated with downtime? Are the approved thresholds appropriate?

– Do we cover the five essential competencies-Communication, Collaboration,Innovation, Adaptability, and Leadership that improve an organizations ability to leverage the new Team Building in a volatile global economy?

– What is the importance of knowing the key performance indicators KPIs for a business process when trying to implement a business intelligence system?

– When conducting a business process reengineering study, what should we look for when trying to identify business processes to change?

– What are the disruptive Team Building technologies that enable our organization to radically change our business processes?

– Do you design data protection and privacy requirements into the development of your business processes and new systems?

– What finance, procurement and Human Resources business processes should be included in the scope of a erp solution?

– If we process purchase orders; what is the desired business process around supporting purchase orders?

– If we accept wire transfers what is the desired business process around supporting wire transfers?

– How do you inventory and assess business processes as part of an ERP evaluation?

– What would Eligible entity be asked to do to facilitate your normal business process?

– Do changes in business processes fall under the scope of Change Management?

– What business process supports the entry and validation of the data?

– What core business processes drive our industry and channel today?

– How does the solution handle core business processes?

Cognitive behavioral therapy Critical Criteria:

Concentrate on Cognitive behavioral therapy issues and handle a jump-start course to Cognitive behavioral therapy.

– How is the value delivered by Team Building being measured?

– How would one define Team Building leadership?

Communication Critical Criteria:

Meet over Communication quality and define what do we need to start doing with Communication.

– There are a variety of product related problems that can turn into crises. what if product tampering occurs and consumers buying products are harmed?

– How do we begin to approach our marketing opportunities from an integrated marketing communications standpoint?

– What are your public relations problems and opportunities based on the product/program and consumer lifecycles?

– How will we assess the effectiveness of the communication to ensure that we didnt just broadcast a message?

– What are you trying to achieve (e.g. specific knowledge, opinion and/or behavior outcome to be achieved)?

– Do we use a variety of communication vehicles to ensure that employees receive the message?

– It supports conviction and purchase by asking so, are you ready to connect?

– Are communications and control networks jointly or separately protected?

– Are my formal and informal communications timely, honest, and accurate?

– What has been accomplished so far from a communications point of view?

– The selling chain: what is the nature of our middlemen or the trade?

– Based on your project communication management plan, what worked well?

– Does the program plan include a communication strategy?

– Do the media selected reach the target audience?

– Why do we need an advertising strategy at all?

– Why is Team Building important for you now?

– Who are your most important prospects?

– Do you see things other people miss?

– What is in a communications plan?

Critical thinking Critical Criteria:

Infer Critical thinking management and finalize the present value of growth of Critical thinking.

– Is Team Building dependent on the successful delivery of a current project?

– Who will be responsible for documenting the Team Building requirements in detail?

– What potential environmental factors impact the Team Building effort?

Employee engagement Critical Criteria:

Be responsible for Employee engagement goals and grade techniques for implementing Employee engagement controls.

– Troubleshooting – are problems related to what is actually changing (the change), to the management of tasks and resources to make the change happen (project management) or to issues relating to employee engagement, buy-in and resistance (Change Management)?

– Marketing budgets are tighter, consumers are more skeptical, and social media has changed forever the way we talk about Team Building. How do we gain traction?

– What role can internal branding and employee engagement play in creating a positive brand experience?

– Do the drivers of employee engagement differ significantly in different regions of the world?

– Did a newly introduced employee benefit have a positive effect on employee engagement?

– When a Team Building manager recognizes a problem, what options are available?

– What specific factors are most associated with higher employee engagement?

– Which managerial competencies foster higher levels of employee engagement?

– Why is employee engagement higher for some job functions than for others?

– What is the purpose of Team Building in relation to the mission?

– Should we even be focusing on employee engagement?

Experiential learning Critical Criteria:

Experiment with Experiential learning goals and ask questions.

– Does Team Building analysis show the relationships among important Team Building factors?

– What are the Key enablers to make this Team Building move?

– Are there recognized Team Building problems?

Facilitation Critical Criteria:

Illustrate Facilitation governance and correct Facilitation management by competencies.

– Do we have past Team Building Successes?

– What is Effective Team Building?

Group development Critical Criteria:

Gauge Group development strategies and plan concise Group development education.

– Have you identified your Team Building key performance indicators?

– What are the barriers to increased Team Building production?

– What will drive Team Building change?

Industrial and organizational psychology Critical Criteria:

Incorporate Industrial and organizational psychology planning and learn.

– How do your measurements capture actionable Team Building information for use in exceeding your customers expectations and securing your customers engagement?

– How much does Team Building help?

Leadership development Critical Criteria:

Prioritize Leadership development governance and sort Leadership development activities.

– How should we modify our leadership development program to drive better business results?

– In a project to restructure Team Building outcomes, which stakeholders would you involve?

– To what extent does management recognize Team Building as a tool to increase the results?

– Where are the best areas for us to target our leadership development program?

– Does Team Building appropriately measure and monitor risk?

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs Critical Criteria:

Jump start Maslow’s hierarchy of needs planning and forecast involvement of future Maslow’s hierarchy of needs projects in development.

– How do you determine the key elements that affect Team Building workforce satisfaction? how are these elements determined for different workforce groups and segments?

– Will Team Building deliverables need to be tested and, if so, by whom?

Millennials Critical Criteria:

Deliberate over Millennials tasks and test out new things.

– How do we measure improved Team Building service perception, and satisfaction?

Negative affect Critical Criteria:

Grasp Negative affect outcomes and look in other fields.

– What are our needs in relation to Team Building skills, labor, equipment, and markets?

Nonverbal communication Critical Criteria:

Refer to Nonverbal communication quality and slay a dragon.

– For your Team Building project, identify and describe the business environment. is there more than one layer to the business environment?

– How do senior leaders actions reflect a commitment to the organizations Team Building values?

– How do we go about Comparing Team Building approaches/solutions?

Organization development Critical Criteria:

Dissect Organization development goals and get the big picture.

– What are the success criteria that will indicate that Team Building objectives have been met and the benefits delivered?

– Who will provide the final approval of Team Building deliverables?

Performance appraisal Critical Criteria:

Steer Performance appraisal strategies and give examples utilizing a core of simple Performance appraisal skills.

– Is maximizing Team Building protection the same as minimizing Team Building loss?

– What are the usability implications of Team Building actions?

– Are there Team Building problems defined?

Personal development Critical Criteria:

Face Personal development strategies and define what our big hairy audacious Personal development goal is.

– Who is the main stakeholder, with ultimate responsibility for driving Team Building forward?

– What is our formula for success in Team Building ?

– How will you measure your Team Building effectiveness?

Ramification problem Critical Criteria:

Trace Ramification problem planning and forecast involvement of future Ramification problem projects in development.

– Which customers cant participate in our Team Building domain because they lack skills, wealth, or convenient access to existing solutions?

Socionics Critical Criteria:

Infer Socionics quality and finalize specific methods for Socionics acceptance.

– Do those selected for the Team Building team have a good general understanding of what Team Building is all about?

– Can we do Team Building without complex (expensive) analysis?

– How to deal with Team Building Changes?

Supervisory rating Critical Criteria:

Debate over Supervisory rating risks and don’t overlook the obvious.

– Are there any easy-to-implement alternatives to Team Building? Sometimes other solutions are available that do not require the cost implications of a full-blown project?

Team effectiveness Critical Criteria:

Derive from Team effectiveness strategies and mentor Team effectiveness customer orientation.

– What management system can we use to leverage the Team Building experience, ideas, and concerns of the people closest to the work to be done?

– How likely is the current Team Building plan to come in on schedule or on budget?

– What vendors make products that address the Team Building needs?

Team management Critical Criteria:

Scrutinze Team management visions and triple focus on important concepts of Team management relationship management.

– What other jobs or tasks affect the performance of the steps in the Team Building process?

– Is the scope of Team Building defined?

Teamwork Critical Criteria:

Own Teamwork risks and budget for Teamwork challenges.

– What are specific Team Building Rules to follow?

Workplace politics Critical Criteria:

Study Workplace politics results and stake your claim.

– Will Team Building have an impact on current business continuity, disaster recovery processes and/or infrastructure?

– Among the Team Building product and service cost to be estimated, which is considered hardest to estimate?


This quick readiness checklist is a selected resource to help you move forward. Learn more about how to achieve comprehensive insights with the Team Building Self Assessment:


Author: Gerard Blokdijk

CEO at The Art of Service | http://theartofservice.com



Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.

External links:

To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:

Team Building External links:

10 Quick and Easy Team Building Exercises [Part 2] | Huddle

Deliver Gifts to 1 or to 100s through Corporate Team Building

Action planning External links:

Basics of Action Planning (as part of strategic planning)

[DOC]ACTION PLANNING FORM – Vanderbilt University

Incident Action Planning Guide | FEMA.gov

Affect External links:

Does Viagra Affect Heart | 1stDrugstore

How Humans Affect Animals – Melissa Kaplan

Affect and effect – University of Kansas

Business process External links:

Business Process Manager Job Description and Salary

Canon Business Process Services

[PDF]Business Process Guide Position Management : …

Cognitive behavioral therapy External links:

[PDF]Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Psychology Today

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): How Does It Work?

Critical thinking External links:

CriticalThinking.NET Definition of Critical Thinking

What I Learned In Critical Thinking – Home

Critical Thinking Skills (RTL Title) – HRDQ

Employee engagement External links:

CultureIQ | Employee Engagement Surveys To …

WorkJam: Employee Engagement

LifeWorks – Employee Engagement & Wellbeing

Experiential learning External links:

Smartsims – Business Simulation Games & Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning Programs (ELP) – CT Judicial Branch

The Equus Effect | Experiential Learning with Horses

Facilitation External links:

eSRB – Taxpayer Facilitation Portal

XLerate Group | Nationwide Auction & Remarketing Facilitation

Facilitation Synonyms, Facilitation Antonyms | …

Group development External links:

What is Group Development? Definition and meaning

[PDF]5 Stages of Group Development

[PDF]Group Development – Analytic Tech

Industrial and organizational psychology External links:

Home | Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Leadership development External links:

Home – J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development

Technology & Data Leadership Development | The Hartford

Leadership Development Programs | Leadership Louisville …

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs External links:

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – Home

Motivation – Applying Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Flashcards | Quizlet

Millennials External links:

Millennials: Don’t fear the market – Aug. 8, 2017 – CNNMoney

Who are the Millennials? — CPCC

Negative affect External links:

[PDF]Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS-SF)
https://ogg.osu.edu/media/documents/MB Stream/PANAS.pdf

Negative affectivity (NA) is a personality variable that involves the experience of negative emotions and poor self-concept. Negative affectivity subsumes a variety of negative emotions, including anger, contempt, disgust, guilt, and fear, and nervousness.
http://Reference: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negative_affectivity

Nonverbal communication External links:

10 Tips to Improve Your Nonverbal Communication

Nonverbal Communication – Exam 1 Flashcards | Quizlet

Nonverbal communication
http://Nonverbal communication between people is communication through sending and receiving wordless clues. It includes the use of visual cues such as body language (kinesics), distance (proxemics) and physical environments/appearance, of voice (paralanguage) and of touch (haptics).

Organization development External links:

National Center for Organization Development Home

What is Organization Development? – OD Network

Performance appraisal External links:

Performance Appraisal Instructions for Supervisors

Employee Performance Appraisal and Evaluation Phrases

Performance Appraisal | Performance Appraisal Process

Personal development External links:

Eagala — A Global Standard in Service and Personal Development

Barbizon Modeling | Modeling, Acting, Personal Development

Socionics External links:

Socionics: Jungian Personality Theory • r/Socionics

Socionics Types: LSE-ESTj

Socionics Information Elements: Se

Supervisory rating External links:


Team effectiveness External links:

Team Effectiveness Assessment – mindtools.com

[DOC]Team Effectiveness Evaluation Rubric

[PDF]TEAM EFFECTIVENESS MODEL – University of Victoria

Team management External links:

Team management (Book, 1996) [WorldCat.org]

Sports Software – Team Management, Stats, Scheduling …

[PDF]Article – Team management

Teamwork External links:

Teamwork.com – Official Site


“House M.D.” Teamwork (TV Episode 2009) – IMDb

Workplace politics External links:

Workplace Politics Essay – 804 Words – StudyMode

6 Ways to Rise Above Workplace Politics (and Emerge Unscathed)

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