THE TEAM EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS:
(1) SURVEYS YOUR PROJECT TEAM
(2) DISCOVERS INSIGHTS AROUND TEAM PERFORMANCE
(3) EMPOWERS YOU TO TAKE ACTION TO ENHANCE YOUR PROJECT PERFORMANCE
Online survey of project team members, independently administered that measures individual experience and perceptions as a member of the project team. The data gathered is confidential and aggregated for professional analysis.
The survey results are analysed in line with the typical factors that relate to the elements of high performing project teams. The four contextual areas for analysis are the personal wellness of individual team members, the job environment, the project environment and the broader work environment.
The result is a professionally reviewed report that provides the project management team with practical advice on how to proactively take action to address the issues in the team. This is supported by professional services that provide training and coaching around the interpretation of the results and any follow up that might be required.
WHY IS TEAM EFFECTIVENESS SO IMPORTANT?
Effective teams are high performing teams. Ensuring that the project team works at peak performance is the responsibility of project leadership. Effective teams result in higher quality output, reduced rework, reduced project costs, better adherence to plan, rapid response to change and overall gains in productivity.
Proactive identification of issues and root causes
Improve team productivity by addressing factors impacting on team performance
Identify specific issues and areas that require interventions
Obtain an objective unbiased external assessment of your project team effectiveness
QUICKLY SURVEY YOUR PROJECT TEAM MEMBERS AND GAIN INSIGHTS INTO FACTORS THAT ARE IMPACTING ON PERFORMANCE.
The OTC Team Effectiveness Analysis is an easy to use online survey that gathers input from each of your project team members. The survey is run online by OTC thereby assuring confidentiality and professional interpretation of the data ahead of finalising the recommendations.
The resulting report is easy to understand and provides clear practical advice on how to address any issues in the project team.
The recommendations are supported with coaching, hands-on support and guidance by qualified specialists that help you address any gaps identified in the team effectiveness.
Easy to use online survey
Expert analysis – based on factors in 4 high level categories
Easily identify factors impacting on team performance and any gaps in your project environment
Easy to use report with practical recommendations for your project leadership team
Supported by qualified professional services that can assist the project implement the recommendations
CHECK OUT THE SURVEY ONLINE
You can take a look at the standard survey online now! The questions are randomised to prevent bias and are presented on a single page to be completed in a single session.
(After a period of inactivity the survey database will go offline to save resources – if the questions don’t appear please try again after a few seconds to give the database time to wake up).
Team effectiveness can be measured on a recurring basis to confirm the success of interventions implemented to improve team effectiveness, but also to measure reduction of symptoms of poor team performance. It is recommended that on medium to large projects, that the team effectiveness survey is conducted on at least an annual basis. Out main aim is to be able to proactively help teams to avoid and address issues timeously.
Improved team effectiveness
Improved project performance
The project is set up for success – scope, quality, time and budget performance
The OTC Project Team Effectiveness Analysis (TEA) is a cost effective tool that provides you with the insights to proactively ensure your project team performs at the highest level.
The OTC Project Team Effectiveness Analysis price is calculated on a sliding scale based on the numbers of surveys per project. All packages include 15 consulting hours that covers:
- Set up of the survey for the Client context
- Orientation on the tool
- Processing of surveyed data
- A comprehensive report with results and recommendations
- Support in interpreting the results.
We can provide additional support to address specific areas of concern if required.
Please contact us and we will quickly be able to provide you with a proposal and an estimate of costs for your situation
About the Team Effectiveness Analysis
Industry experts agree that an objective analysis of team effectiveness is the right approach to improving team effectiveness and project performance.
Creating a highly effective project team will produce high-end project outcomes that exceed standards, and therefore, enhance overall productivity.
CII, Azmy (2012)
Team effectiveness is directly related to team performance.
Team effectiveness on projects requires a proactive and integrated approach.
Empower the project sponsor and project manager with the understanding necessary to know exactly which levers to pull that will guarantee high performance
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the survey work in practice?
To run a survey we will need a list of project team members e-mail addresses. On an agreed date we will e-mail the link to the survey to you together with some introductory material and instructions. Normally the team members will do the survey at your premises in a single session. If there are remote premises they can of course do the survey at their own premises. Ideally there is a support resource available to assist the team if there are any problems.
After the responses have been collated in the database, OTC will perform the analysis and produce the report. This normally takes one week and the report is then discussed with your representative and handed over.
How long does the survey take?
The survey consists of around 120 questions and takes 30 minutes to complete. It is recommended that the survey be done in quiet uninterrupted setting as it needs to be completed in a single sitting. The questions are randomised to avoid filling out answers by rote.
What categories are surveyed?
The survey considers the team members personal circumstances, immediate job environment, the project environment and the broader work/company environment.
What measures are used for analysis?
The analysis measures include inter-alia project sponsorship, framing and alignment, integrated wellness programs, HR interventions, management and control mechanisms and team development interventions.
Who should initiate the survey?
Team effectiveness is the responsibility of the project management team (PMT) represented by the project manager and ultimately the project sponsor. The survey can be coordinated by the project sponsor, project manager, human resource specialist or any of the leadership functions in a project. The survey can be across the whole project team (potentially hundreds of people) or in specific disciplines where team size is less than 10. In order to get meaningful statistical results we suggest the sample size be at least 10 people.
Is the survey confidential?
Yes, the responses are entirely confidential (except for any information specifically volunteered). OTC does not make the raw data available to the client (to protect confidentiality and the integrity of the process). The technology used does not link a survey response to an individual or a computer. The analysis is done by a qualified industrial psychologist who will interpret the results into specific actions that are not targeted at any person or individual.
Is the survey available in other languages?
The survey is only available in English. Translations for other languages are possible but not part of the standard offering.
Can the survey be used on any project?
No, the questions have been selected specifically for medium to large capital projects. The survey is not suited for software or other projects that do not follow a stage-gate process, but could apply for example to software that is being developed in support of a capital project.
What are the system requirements?
Team members who fill out the survey need access to an internet connection and a web browser (Internet explorer, Chrome or Safari). Because of the anonymous nature of the survey it needs to be completed in a single session, so a stable connection is required.
I am an OTC Toolkits member, do I get any discount?
Existing OTC Toolkit members are eligible for a discount on the analysis. If you are not a Toolkit member, membership will be offered at a discounted price for the first year in order to empower you with additional resources related to effective project teams.
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