Adair’s model of team work (1983) is a useful framework for reviewing and evaluating team performance due to the way it highlights the interdependencies between the individual, the team, and the task in hand.
- Are there enough resources and internal and external support?
- Is the task fully understood? Has it been broken down into its component parts?
- Are there the right constituent parts to achieve the task?
- Has the group formed well?
- Are team members communicating well and reviewing their progress regularly?
- Are individuals learning from the experience?
- How are they dealing with their expectations, hopes, and fears?
- Are there issues from previous group work experiences?
- Do they have enough support and development opportunities?
- Are they aware of the consequences of individual actions?
Box 8.8 in chapter 8 of the B628 course book contains a useful team function questionnaire developed by West (2004), which individuals should complete independently in order to identify and agree on common problem areas that need to be worked on.