Q: Can employees be placed in more than one team within a group type?
A: No. Within a group type (i.e. Location or Department), an employee can only have one group assignment (i.e. Chicago or Marketing).
Q: For small teams that must be combined with others, how will I address their issues?
A: To maintain confidentiality, we require at least five responses from a group to display its results. When teams are combined to make these numbers work, the best practice is to keep the group as close to five as you can and try to combine groups that are similar. For example, if the Sales and Marketing teams works closely together, those might be two groups that would work well to combine. Combining groups that are similar will help to guide action and understand the issues that are affecting the employees. By keeping the combined groups smaller in size, it's easier to focus actions on the group even if they represent combined teams.
Q: Is it a good idea to establish my groupings by value stream?
A: Sometimes, but in general we encourage employees be grouped by the type of work tasks they do. For example, consider grouping employees by those that do highly repetitive work, versus those doing highly creative work.