Team Dimensions Profile

ProductID: 
PR05-033
Topic: 
Teamwork & Managing Change
Format: 
Assessment Tool

Successful team members do not do the same thing at the same time. They do the right thing at the right time. A clear understanding of individual roles, in the process of working together toward a common goal, is the first step to creating high performance teams.

The Team Dimensions Profile identifies four key roles in innovative team performance:

  • Creator: Generates original concepts, goes beyond the obvious and sees the big picture. Hands off to the Advancer.
  • Advancer: Recognizes new directions, develops ways to promote ideas and moves toward implementation. Hands off tasks to a Refiner.
  • Refiner: Challenges and analyzes ideas to detect potential problems and may hand plans to Advancer or Creator before handing off tasks to an Executor.
  • Executor: Lays the groundwork for implementation, manages the details and moves the process to completion.
  

There is also a flexer who steps in to fill gaps in the team.

The profile uses the "Z Process" to map the flow of assigning roles, completing tasks, then "handing off" to the next person on the team. Using the four roles in the "Z Process" gets new teams moving forward quickly and gets current teams unstuck.

Capitalize on Individual Strengths for Total Team Performance

Team Dimensions Profile® is an online assessment which helps teams in your organization:

  • Identify individual strengths and approaches to teamwork
  • Clarify team members' roles
  • Reduce project cycle time and increase productivity
  • Foster mutual support
  • Enhance performance