Team Architect® Sort Cards Quick Reference Guide



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Determine team effectiveness

The Team Architect® Sort Cards Quick Reference Guide helps organizations use the card sort methodology to accelerate raters’ understanding of the behaviors that make up the T7 Team Effectiveness Model. Calibrating the results in real-time facilitates group process and builds buy-in for the team to take action on development themes that emerge.

The Team Architect® Sort Cards Quick Reference Guide can be used with Sort Cards by:

  • Newly formed teams
  • Good teams who want to become high-performing teams
  • Teams with a new leader
  • Project teams
  • Cross-functional teams

Step-by-step sort instructions

The Team Architect® Quick Reference Guide features:

  • An introduction to the Team Architect® tool set
  • Sorting best practices
  • Common uses of Team Architect® Sort Cards
  • Development with Team Architect®
  • An overview of uses for tally sheets and posters

Use With

We recommend using this with…

FYI for Teams™ 2nd Edition—is based on research that has identified the key behaviors critical for high-performing teams and includes 200 easy-to-implement development tips for improving team effectiveness.

*NEW EDITION* Team Architect® Sort Cards 2nd Edition—help organizations assess inside- and outside-the-team factors that determine team effectiveness. The cards are used as a diagnostic tool to determine the gap between critical team success factors and current team skill levels.

Team Architect® Research and Interpretation Guide—is an easy-to-use “placemat” that helps facilitate team discussion and focus team and individual action planning.

*NEW* Team Architect® Practitioner Guide—is designed to help team facilitators apply the Team Architect® in a real-world setting. The Guide can be used in combination with any of the intellectual property and supporting tools in the Team Architect® Suite.

eTeam™ Online Survey—is a Web-based survey tool used to assess team skills and effectiveness. The surveys can be administered electronically via Global Survey Center. A team can assess itself or be assessed by others against the T7 Team Effectiveness Model.

Learn More

Downloadan overview of all of the tools in the Team Architect® Suite.

Read a sample chapter of FYI For Teams™ 2nd Edition.

Download a copy of an overview of The Team Architect® Suite.

Become certified. Because we believe in best practice applications, some tools require certification to purchase. Certification ensures a research foundation, applied practice and knowledge transfer so you may effectively implement best practices in your organization.

Download a whitepaper titled Driving Team Effectiveness: A comparative analysis of the Korn/Ferry T7 Model with other popular models.


License Team Architect® content

A Team Architect® intellectual property license lets organizations institutionalize a culture of high-performing teams. Based on the T7 Team Effectiveness Model, Team Architect® is a proven assessment methodology designed to increase team performance and overall organizational effectiveness.

Organizations can use a Team Architect® intellectual property license to create derivatives that may include:

  • Presentations
  • Worksheets
  • Memos
  • Employee Management Systems
  • E-mails
  • Team Charter
  • Team Development Plans

Enhance team performance

Organizations can use the Team Architect&Reg; intellectual property license to:

  • Promote a consistent, universal language around what constitutes a high-performing team
  • Identify the strengths and development needs of teams
  • Build capabilities aligned with effective team behaviors
  • Embed the content in team development programs/processes