Team Management Systems
Profile Assessments offers a rich set of individual and team
assessments from Team Management Systems.
Building upon the success of the MBTI profile and its measure of
communication styles, the Team Management and Team Performance Profiles add another
layer of results that identifies team processes or work functions. This rich analysis provides a language of
teamwork that is easily applied to the teamwork process for on-going
implementation. Through the
identification of individual work preferences, leaders are able to increase
employee engagement by allocating work according to work preferences, which
increases the excitement and energy of individual contributors. Understanding how work process is balanced
across the team provides insights into where teams may get sidetracked and
where their key strengths lie. No other profile offers this rich combination of
results that balances work process with communication styles.
The Team Management Profile is used for individuals and
highlights three key areas of work preference that align to the 8 Types of Work
Process. Many clients will follow up
with the Team Performance Profile, which is a 360° for the team and provides an
assessment of how the team is performing from the individuals team perspective
in addition to up to 4 other reporting groups or teams.
integrates individual results of the Team Management Profile (TMP) with that of
the whole team. The TMP is a powerful
resource used to bring teams together to drive increased understanding of
communication and motivation and how this drives employee engagement. Insight into the work preferences of each
team member provides teams the opportunity to achieve a higher level of
performance in the pursuit of team goals.
The TMP is based on nine key activities or work
functions that need to be present if a team is to optimize its
performance. These work functions are
independent of the technical functions that a team performs. Therefore they apply to any type of
team. For a team to be high performing,
it needs to address all of the work functions.
gathering & disseminating information to others
thinking up new ideas and new ways of doing things
selling ideas to others
putting ideas to work and developing the ideas
implementing & organizing
actual production a plan is put into action
ensure standards & quality are met
infrastructure to support activities & standards
the glue that holds the team together!
of using the Team Management Profile
acknowledge the unique contributions of all members of your executive team
based on functional work process and communication style.
- Increase the
effectiveness of problem-solving and decision making by helping the team
to understand different work preferences and to develop a strategy to
increase communication effectiveness by linking styles.
- Creates a
foundation for managing team strengths, identifying gap areas and
allocating resources more efficiently.
effective methods to anticipate and adapt work function process to better
manage conflict and change and the workplace.
strategies for motivating and engaging team members based on team work
The Team Performance Profile is amulti-rater instrument that provides a 360-degree view of how the team isperforming in terms of the nine critical work functions outlined in the TeamManagement Profile overview above. This
data rich profile provides teams with a targeted understanding of where the
teams strengths and weaknesses lie.
Each team member completes the profile in addition to up to 4 other
reporting groups that may include: other
teams in the organization, management, colleagues and customers. Through this feedback, the team will
understand where it needs to adjust as it moves forward. Each reporting group may have different
perceptions of how the team is performing which provides for the opportunity
for a very specific and targeted team development plan.
The Team Performance Profile is a
valuable tool to use as a snapshot of team performance to benchmark against
milestones of performance. Reporting
teams can be reassessed in the future to provide the team feedback into how
their development plan is working and where adjustments may still need to be
made for increased performance. Team Benefits
of using the Team Performance Profile
- Enables the team to see a
snapshot of their performance, which can be used as a benchmark for
- Outlines specific feedback
to the team regarding level of satisfaction and degree of importance of
specific tasks as seen from external reporting teams
- Measures specific team
behaviors across the various Types of Work Functions and identifies areas
of strength and challenge or gap area
- Provides the team an
opportunity to develop an actionable plan for each reporting group to
increase satisfaction of interaction