Team Dimensions Paper Profile
The Team Dimensions Profile helps people work from their strengths by identifying their most natural team role, while giving them added appreciation for the contributions of others. Organizations use it to build team unity, foster innovation, and reduce project cycle time.
The Team Dimensions Profile and its unique "Z Process" help you begin and end with success in meeting the team challenge. It’s a proven way to clarify roles, simplify processes, and maximize individual contributions for total team results.
Also check out online version: Team Dimensions 2.0.
What the Team Dimensions Profile Can Do For You
HELPING PEOPLE WORK MORE EFFECTIVELY IN TEAMS
Successful team members don’t do the same thing at the same time. They do the right thing at the right time. And while team members work together toward a common goal, individuals still must play their separate parts in the process. As organizations rely more and more on teams to innovate, problem-solve, produce, and compete at the speed of change, understanding and capitalizing on individual approaches to group processes is the bottom line on creating high performance teams.
DISCOVER THE RIGHT ROLES FOR THE RIGHT PEOPLE
The Team Dimensions Profile is a unique self-directed learning instrument that helps individuals work from their strengths by identifying their most natural team role. The Team Dimensions Profile helps team members understand the importance of each role and furthers their appreciation of each individual’s contribution. The five roles are:
- Creator: generates ideas
- Advancer: communicates ideas
- Refiner: challenges ideas
- Executor: implements ideas
- Flexer: steps in to fill in the gaps
Although most people can stretch to perform most of the roles, these stretches are often stressful and energy consumining if they last too long. The most effective teams consist of individuals who play to their strengths and embrace their natural talents. The key is to realise that everyone has a preferred role that can be tapped to help teams create their best solutions.
“Z PROCESS” KEEPS TEAMS MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
The Team Dimensions 2.0 Profile maps the flow of assigning roles, completing tasks, and handing off tasks to other team members through the Z Process.
In this relay process, tasks are passed from
- Creators to Advancers,
- from Advancers to Refiners, and [Team Dimensions - flexer role]
- from Refiners to Executors.
Flexers keep the process moving by filling gaps in the team.
CAPITALIZE ON INDIVIDUAL STRENGTHS FOR TOTAL TEAM PERFORMANCE
The Team Dimensions Profile helps teams in your organization:
- identify individual approaches to innovative teamwork
- match individual strengths with team roles
- reinforce and appreciate the contributions of others
- reduce team stress and conflict
- foster trust and build mutual support
- encourage team innovation and problem-solving
- reduce project cycle time and increase productivity