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A Rating Scale to Assess Team Problem Solving/Creativity

Criteria

Strongly
Agree
5
Agree
4
Undecided
3
Disagree
2
Strongly
Disagree
1
1.  Problems are met head on rather than swept under the rug.          
2.  Problems are regarded as challenges and opportunities rather than headaches.          
3.  A striving for innovation/creativity is a part of the team's way of life.          
4.  Broad participation is a basic tool of team problem solving.          
5.  The team's climate encourages concern with the big picture rather than with nitpicking new ideas to death.          
6.  Conflict/disagreement are utilized for purposes of creativity and ideation.          
7.  Delegation is regarded as a tool for innovation.          
8.  The team leader regards the team as a constructive problem-solving force.          
9.  As appropriate, problems are solved with the total team on a consensus basis.          
10.Group members present and discuss their ideas rather than defend them.          

Source: Julius E. Eitington. The Winning Trainer, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002.

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