What does the TEAMS assessment measure?
It measures 5 team roles and indicate those which we prefer to play in the team. By subjecting all team members to the assessment, we have a clear picture of which roles dominate in the team and which ones are missing for the team to achieve even better results. The five TEAM styles are:
General description: gives ideas, provides creative, “out of the box” solutions. Sees solutions which others fail to notice. Reluctantly agrees to makeshift solutions. A Theorist asks: “What are we doing, and where are we going?”
Possible limitations: a possibility that he/she will be more inclined to create new ideas instead of focusing on implementing current tasks.
General description: a doer and an accomplisher, works according to a plan, implements solutions. The go-to person for finishing and refining projects. Usually does not consider himself/herself a leader and is reluctant to accept this role. An Executor asks: ”What do I need to complete this task?”
Possible limitations: a possibility that he/she will need to obtain clear directions regarding implementation of tasks, next steps, goals in order to maintain effectiveness.
General description: is accurate, controls quality, thinks about improving the process, weighs the risk against the potential results. Finds essential elements of a given idea and develops next stages of the process which allows to implement the idea. The Analyst asks: “Are we doing the right thing?”
Possible limitations: a possibility that he/she will focus too much on a project’s details and losing sight of the original goal.
General description: creates the teams, sets its goal, oversees the implementation of the task. Sensitive to people around him/her, tries to create a pleasant work environment for everyone. If necessary, he/she can be a dominant leader. A Manager asks: “Who is doing what? What overall milestones have we accomplished? Are we on track?”
Possible limitations: a possibility that needs will not be properly balanced and priorities will not be properly set out.
General description: gives ideas and creates feasible solutions which take into account market needs. Stands out with the ability to express himself/herself well and being decisive. Impacts others thanks to well-developed interpersonal skills and logical thinking. A Strategist asks: “How will we accomplish that? What are all the steps and pieces?”
Possible limitations: a possibility that he/she expects too much from others or overestimates potential benefits/solutions.
Recommended uses: recruitment, team building, sales, leadership