How Healthy Is YOUR Volunteer Team?

Do you experience high turnover? (People leaving the team regularly)

Do team members seem engaged mentally? (When team members serve are they happy, interactive, and thoughtful? Are they there physically and mentally?)

Is there Silo Mentality? (People tend to use "I" instead of "we" or "us")

Do there seem to be a lot of disagreements/issues between team members? (Issues that you as the Leader need to step in and solve?)

Do one or two team members do more than 80% of the work? (Is there a workload imbalance?)

Is there a sense of ownership? (Do team members take on projects as if they have a stake in the organization and want it to succeed?)

Is there a lot of miscommunication? (Do people complain "I didn't know" or "I never heard about that"?)

How Healthy Is YOUR Volunteer Team?
Your Volunteer Team Is...VERY HEALTHY
That's great! Your team knows how to work together to get the job done. Every once in a while you see something that needs to be addressed, but that's also part of a healthy team: Diagnosing and Dealing with issues. Keep up the great work and don't get too comfortable in your present state. Be proactive in encouraging and prepping your team members because a healthy team is always headed for growth! 7 Signs of a Healthy Team: 1. Low Turnover, 2. Mentally Engaged Team Members, 3. Team Mentality, 4. Strong Relationships Who Know How to Handle Conflict, 5. Balanced Workload, 6. A Feeling of Ownership, 7. Strong Communication
Your Volunteer Team Is...MODERATELY HEALTHY
That's Good! But there's a little work to be done. Sometimes, the team exhibits some unhealthy habits. The good news is that once we know that something is wrong we can fix it with a little bit of hard work. It can be overwhelming to try to work on too many things at once. So try to focus on just one area that you can improve. 7 Signs of a Healthy Team: 1. Low Turnover, 2. Mentally Engaged Team Members, 3. Team Mentality, 4. Strong Relationships Who Know How to Handle Conflict, 5. Balanced Workload, 6. A Feeling of Ownership, 7. Strong Communication
Your Volunteer Team Is...UNHEALTHY
But that's alright. There's just a bit of work ahead for you. The team exhibits some unhealthy habits. The good news is that once we know that something is wrong we can fix it with a little bit of hard work. It can be overwhelming to try to work on too many things at once. So try to focus on just one area that you can improve. 7 Signs of a Healthy Team: 1. Low Turnover, 2. Mentally Engaged Team Members, 3. Team Mentality, 4. Strong Relationships Who Know How to Handle Conflict, 5. Balanced Workload, 6. A Feeling of Ownership, 7. Strong Communication

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