Team Work

Pinpoint which phases of group work interest your teams most and identify which behavioral roles team members habitually play or ignore. This 18-item assessment is a powerful tool to help individuals and teams understand and improve team performance

Ideally, team-work proceeds sequentially from initiation to ideation, elaboration, and completion. But research shows that teams often diffuse their efforts by spending time on work they prefer to do, oftentimes skipping essential phases.

Learning Outcomes Identify preferred individual and team-roles and work phases, Learn how to deliberately cultivate the missing team-roles and work phases, Discover how to resolve team-roles that conflict, Explore the strengths and weaknesses of teams that are “stuck”, and in various team-work/team-role combinations.

TIGERS Team Wheel Game

TIGERS Team Wheel Game

The model for Team-Work & Team-Roles is based on research in the areas of team-roles and team effectiveness. This model assigns 8 specialized roles to 4 phases of the Team-Work Cycle.
How It Works

Using an 18-item assessment, team members rank-order sets of 4 statements describing their manner of working in a team. A team profile (created by compiling individual profiles) and group discussion then help the teams to discover how they can modify their behavior to ensure roles and phases are addressed.
Uses for Team-Work & Team-Roles

Team-Work & Team-Roles is effective when used as a stand-alone instrument as well as a component of a larger training program. It has been used in a variety of settings and in numerous companies, including public seminar organizations, computer manufacturers, banks, hospitals, public utilities, municipal and state governments, and the federal government. Some uses for Team-Work & Team-Roles include:

Management Training – to train/develop supervisors and managers and train colleagues in teamwork skills
Team Training – To help teams accomplish specific projects, programs, and tasks; to assist in designing teams; to diagnose strengths and weaknesses of potential teams; and to integrate team formation with the problem-solving processes of time-bound teams
Team Building – To help resolve internal personal conflicts
Self-Managed Teams – To help these types of teams decide how to carry out their work
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