In today’s fast paced corporate environment the ability to be a competent team player is an invaluable skill. Walk into almost any office and it will have an open plan design, a layout intended to facilitate communication, cooperation and teamwork. But there is a big difference between creating a team and creating teamwork, just as there is a big difference between joining a team and performing as a team member.
Teamwork isn’t for everyone and we can all think of someone who would rather do their own thing than contribute to the efforts of the group but research shows an effective team delivers far higher performance. At hfi we have sophisticated ways of assessing people to determine how effectively they will work as part of a team and how the team will perform as a whole.
A good place to start when looking at an individual’s proficiency for team working as well as other key leadership competencies is their personality. For example, looking at an individual’s strength of preference for certain traits such as Dominance, Warmth, Trusting and Group Orientation gives an indication of how likely they are to enjoy working as part of a group. Equally, when using leadership levels to benchmark, you can assess people against criteria at the appropriate level. For example, an individual contributor will need to be effective in working as part of a team. A more senior individual however will need to be able to lead a team and achieve results through the direction of others’ efforts.
If you already have a team of people and want to measure how effectively they are at working together and where there might be room for improvement, then you need to assess and analyse the whole group. Organisations have used hfi‘s Teametric to measure teams across key factors:
The outcomes on these areas can be used to create specific actions teams can take to continually improve.
For more information on Teametric or individual assessments call us now on 0207 831 3123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org