Team Performance Inventory: A Guide for Assessingand Building High-Performance Teams, ParticipantWorkbook
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Team Performance Inventory can be used effectively with any collaborative group, whether a work group, a department, or an entire business unit. The Participant Workbook introduces the four stages of team performance, includes team and individual development plans, and numerous exercises for improving team performance.

Use this workbook along with the facilitator's guide and self assessment to create a powerful workshop that has been proven to enhance the performance of teams!


Darlene Davis and Wayne Davis are senior partners in The Ryan Group, an international human capital management consultancy headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Darlene specializes in the areas of collaborative behaviors, organization effectiveness, and human performance. Wayne works with senior leadership on planning, change, and performance improvement.


I. The Benefits of Teams.

The Stages of Team Performance.

Team Building: A Continuing Process.

II. The Four Stages of Team Performance.

Introduction to the Four Stages.

Key Dimensions of Team Performance: Task and Relationship.

Characteristics of the Four Stages.

Initiating Stage.

Conflicting Stage.

Stabilizing Stage.

Performing Stage.

Life Cycles of the Stages.

Summary of the Concepts and Principles.

III. Individual and Team Development Plans.

Individual Development Plan.

Team Development Plan.

IV. Exercises for Developing and Increasing Individual and Team Performance.

Exercise 1. What’s Important to Me, What’s Important to You.

Exercise 2. Trust Me, Trust You.

Exercise 3. Speak Up, Listen Up.

Exercise 4. Think “We,” Rather Than “I Versus You”.

Exercise 5. Giving and Receiving Feedback.

Exercise 6. Career Development Journal.

Exercise 7. Individual Success Versus Team Success.

Exercise 8. Stylemarks of High-Performing Teams.

Exercise 9. Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M).

V. Suggested Development Activities, Exercises, and Resources for Each Stage.


About the Authors.