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By: Changeworks  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Leadership

In the course of our work with individuals and teams, we use a number of proven diagnostic tools, which help people to understand each other’s work styles, strengths and areas for improvement. ChangeWorks’ consultants are experienced in using these tools, which add real value to the way individuals and teams function together.

The Team Management Index (TMI)

The Team Management Index measures an individual's work preferences. This provides valuable feedback in the key management areas of leadership, decision-making, team building, interpersonal skills, organisation and information management. The TMI profile highlights an individual's strong points, as well as indicating areas where there is room for improvement.

In essence, the Team Management Index measures four key issues in any work situation. These are:

  • how people prefer to relate with others
  • how people prefer to gather and use information
  • how people prefer to make decisions
  • how people prefer to organise themselves and others

Put simply an analysis of people and work gives us a clearer picture of people at work, which in turn helps each of us appreciate our own, and team colleague’s strengths and ways of working. When we apply this understanding and develop clear expectations about what work gets done and how work gets done, team effectiveness improves considerably.  

The TMI profiles are scientifically based on original thinking developed by Carl Jung, the Swiss philosopher and psychologist, and adapted by Margerison and McCann to apply to management and work situations.

The TMI and the individual profile can be applied at work through:

Personal Development
  • Career paths mapping and interpersonal skills development
Team Development
  • Understanding individual work preferences, how people like to work and valuing those differences
  • Identifying where the team may fail on particular Types of Work functions and compensating for team imbalance and improved linking of work tasks in teams

Other Team Management Services Products

Linking Skills Profile

This 360 degree profile measures a person’s skills in the 11 skills of linking set out below, in order that a team is motivated to achieve its strategy.

  • Communication
  • Active Listening
  • Team Relationships
  • Problem Solving and Counselling
  • Participative Decision Making
  • Inter Face Management
  • Quality Standards
  • Work Allocation
  • Team Development
  • Delegation
  • Objectives Setting
Leadership Behaviours Profile (LBP)

The LBP is a 360 degree feedback tool which identifies areas of individual strength and weakness and ideas for how an individual might improve their leadership style.

  • Values Champion
  • Strategic Thinker
  • Change Facilitator
  • People Motivator
  • Responsibility Giver
  • Competent Performer
  • Situational Decision Maker

A number of modern leadership models have been incorporated into the LBP. These include Principle Centred Leadership, Transformational Leadership theory, Situational Leadership theory and Emotional Intelligence. This LBP profile can also be used in conjunction with a Lominger competencies analysis.

Team Manager Profile

This 360 degree profile is used for members of teams who do not have direct reports. It has the same conceptual framework as the LBP profile but with adaptations to reflect leadership behaviours that do not rely on having direct reports.

  • Values Supporter
  • Team Linker
  • Future Oriented
  • Change Responsive
  • People Motivator
  • Accepts Responsibility
  • Competent Performer
  • Situational Decision Maker

ChangeWorks offers profile feedback to clients through half day team workshops, or one on one with individuals. The half day profiling workshop can be extended to a workshop of one to two days duration to consider how to improve individual and team effectiveness. This results in action planning for changes in how a team is currently working supported by individual and team agreements and monitoring.

Belbin® Team Role Profiling

What is Belbin® Team Role Profiling?

Belbin® Team Role Profiling was created by Dr. Meredith Belbin. A "Team Role" is defined as:

"A tendency to behave, contribute and interrelate with others
in a particular way."

A team of individuals playing to their team role strengths and with an understanding of each other's contribution can achieve highly. Belbin® Team Role profiling identifies what individuals can contribute to team work.

ChangeWorks is licensed to administer and consult in Belbin® Team Role Profiling.

Our Approach to Belbin Team Role Profiling

Individual Discussions

  • Explain the Belbin® Team Role Profiling methodology and clarify instructions for completing questionnaires and distributing "Observer" questionnaires

Questionnaire completion
(a period of 10 working days is generally allowed for this phase):

  • Individuals complete own questionnaires (Belbin's Self-Perception Inventory)
  • Observers complete Belbin® questionnaires (Belbin's Observer form)

Questionnaire analysis

  • Belbin® Self-Perception and Observer material analysed
  • Individual Team Role reports produced
  • Team Role Combinations reports produced (if required)
Working with Results

Belbin® feedback is effective either with individuals on a one-on-one basis, or as part of a team development day. If the latter option is chosen, the focus is largely on team role combinations and can include the following:

  • Putting our individual and team learning to good use
  • What we have learnt about ourselves - individual team role profile
  • What we have learnt about each other - team role combinations report
  • What we are doing well
  • Where are our gaps/risks
  • What we want to change
  • How we will make those changes
  • Celebrating what we do well as a team

ChangeWorks offers Team Effectiveness workshops of one and two days' duration, which are built around the Belbin Team Role analysis.

Myers Briggs Team Indicator

The Myers Briggs Type Indicator® instrument is a questionnaire based on the Myers Briggs model of personality. This model of personality identifies people's preferences, or natural inclinations.

The Myers Briggs model of personality is based on four preferences.

  1. Where, primarily, do people direct their energy?
  2. How do people prefer to process information?
  3. How do people prefer to make decisions?
  4. How do people prefer to organise their life?

ChangeWorks can work with your people using the Myers Briggs Team Indicator®, to establish personality types. Once these types are discovered, we can provide individual coaching, so that this is utilised to best advantage, thus improving individual performance, and in turn, the performance of your teams.

Keywords: Leadership

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