Your Leadership Team Health Check-Up
A Do-It-Yourself Process Designed by Pat Costello and Michael Watkins
To help support our clients in these challenging times, we created a simple way for Leadership Teams to assess and discuss how they (and their organizations) are managing through the COVID-19 crisis. This useful “assess-reflect-learn-adjust” process provides an opportunity for teams to rapidly improve responsiveness and sustain cohesiveness.
Follow these instructions to implement:
- Using these questions and this sample as guidelines, set your Leadership Team Survey up on your preferred platform (e.g., Survey Monkey®, Question Pro®, SoGoSurvey®).
- Send the survey to the members of your Leadership Team with a message providing context and instructions. Clearly state that the survey is anonymous and remember to include details about the timing to complete and discuss the results.
- Once the results are in, schedule a 40-60 minute meeting to discuss them with your team as follows:
10-15 minutes on Challenges and Opportunities (Questions 1-4)
10-15 minutes on Team Performance, Adjustments and Priorities (Questions 5-9)
10-15 minutes on How We Are Doing (Questions 10 and 11)
10-15 minutes to summarize key insights, identify next steps, and plan follow-up activities as appropriate.
Note: You may wish to share the results with the team before the discussion. If desired, you can include links to these related articles as pre-readings: “Same Storm, Different Boats” and “Coaching Your People Through a Crisis.”