The 9 Right Choices survey is a 9 question perception survey. It aligns with the 9 choices presented in the Right-Minded Teamwork book.
There are two good reasons for using this survey:
- It helps the team identify the best outcomes to address in the team building workshop.
- It is an excellent scorecard for tracking actual teamwork progress. We recommend conducting it every 3 to 4 months.
The summary results help to reinforce positive teamwork gains and to spot negative trends before they become toxic. A valuable teamwork tool, indeed!
Conducting the RMT: 9 Right Choice Survey
The simplest and fastest way to conduct the survey is in a team meeting, where you’ll ask all team members to complete their questionnaire.
Ask teammates to also provide constructive comments, which will help to clarify the scores and identify the best outcomes to address in the next workshop.
Let teammates know everyone will receive a copy of the summary results.
Analyzing and Using Survey Results
This survey measures a team’s collective perception of their current state. It is very simple to administer and analyze. It’s very worthwhile.
Instructions for how to calculate your team’s score are below. Scores fall into three categories.
- 15 or less: Your team is functioning far below potential.
- 16–22: Your team is doing okay but is still working below potential.
- 23–27: Your team is doing fine, but you must agree on how to keep it that way.
As for teammate comments, create groups of similar remarks. If a majority say the same thing, you have found a common theme and a common team building issue to address in the workshop.
If you are following the 12 Step Right-Minded team building design process, use this survey results to identify team issues to address.
As for when to give teammates a copy of the results, it’s typically best to wait until the workshop.