It's the end of a project and the work group or team is evaluating their results and considering what they would do differently. Often, a question not asked at the outset of the project might have improved the outcome if asked. Questions asked to clarify and gain agreement are often skipped as teams, eager to get down to business, jump directly into the "doing."
Edgar Schein writes, "When two or more people come together to form a work or task-oriented group, there will first be a period of essentially self-oriented behavior reflecting various concerns that any new member of a group could be expected to experience." Here are questions to help the team in its forming stage. The questions are designed for each individual to answer and then share with the team.
Questions to help clarify issues, outcomes and benefits, boundaries, evaluation, deliverables, milestones, how to report project progress, design specifications.
What is the project’s purpose? (What are you trying to do?) How do you imagine this project happening? What are your expectations today? How do you see this project coordinating with other activities? What has already been decided? What are some critical assumptions that may impact the project? What are some known constraints that will
Questions to help bring clarity and agreement to a project purpose, outcomes and benefits, process and milestones, people involvement, boundaries, decision process, progress reports, results evaluation, deliverables, resources available, success at working together.