Team-Work and Team-Roles

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Team-Work and Team-Roles is a team roles at work training assessment that helps individuals and teams better understand how their preferences for different types of work can affect the overall result. Participants will learn to recognize the unique strengths of each team member and identify the phases of a team task. This enables them to pinpoint the role each contributor should take in order to get the job done.

How It Works

Using an 18-item assessment, team members rank-order sets of four statements describing their manner of working in a team. This assessment will take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. 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.

Learning Outcomes

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

Product Type

Teams' effectiveness in work phases and roles

Team Work:
  • Initiation
  • Ideation
  • Elaboration
  • Completion
Team Roles:
  • Leader
  • Moderator
  • Creator
  • Innovator
  • Manager
  • Organizer
  • Evaluator
  • Finisher
Time Required
1.5 hours

What to Order

Order one facilitator guide per facilitator and one participant guide per participant. Facilitator support materials will be available to you as a digital download link in your order confirmation.

Frederick S. Mumma, Ed.D. been helping people understand the dynamics and work of groups since 1966 when he was a process consultant in leadership laboratories at Temple University. He has conducted workshops, training programs, team-building sessions, and counseling for managers and executives on organizational climate, leadership style, and task teams for many major organizations, including GAF, Exxon, DuPont, SmithKlineBeecham, PECO Energy, Abbott, Bankers Trust, Sun Oil, and the American Cancer Society. He earned doctorate and master's degrees in psychoeducational processes, majoring in group dynamics and organizational change, at Temple University. He was the director of the Management Course and the Senior Management Program of the American Management Association, based in New York, for seven years. Currently he is senior partner of Organization Identity Development.