Penny - Not sure what type of communications you want to assess but we have recently published a workbook for local governments to be used with employees and external stakeholders to help communities evaluate readiness for collaborative civic engagement (communications is one component). You can read about it here: http://buildingdialogue.wordpress.com/about-our-civic-health-diagnostic-... workbook is intended to be self-guiding although we also provide supporting facilitation and training services. Another source with good assessment questions is "Civic Fusion: Mediating Polarized Public Disputes." We have a number of other tools relating to communications on a team. If you want to send me an email at email@example.com with more specifics I may be able to recommend other resources.