BARS stands for Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scale. It is a highly reliable scale used to assess the performance of team members. Members are rated from 1 – 5 in four catagories; 1 being “below standards” and 5 being “above standards. Our BARS was included in our Team Charter and includes the following categories: Listening Skills, Motivation, Work Ethic, Team Work and Communication. We believed that these things are the most important features of good team progress.