Team types report
Assessing team fit
The Talegent Team Types report provides information on an individual’s preferred team type. Specifically designed to quickly and accurately identify an individual’s preferred team type or team style, this report is useful for ensuring that balanced teams are built. People tend to behave, contribute, and interact with others in particular ways when working as part of a team or group. By identifying a person’s preferred team type or types, you can create teams that are effective and well-balanced.
The Talegent Team Types report will be useful when:
- Considering a candidate’s likely fit with a team.
- Forming a new team.
- Evaluating why an existing team is under performing.
- Exploring the strengths and weaknesses of an existing team.
- Matching team members with project tasks.
Innovators thrive on opportunities to display creativity and will be the first to propose new ways of doing things. These individuals are free thinking and imaginative, but dislike being constrained and may sometimes generate impractical ideas. Innovators prefer to leave the finer details to others.
Social investigators are sociable and outgoing individuals with investigative tendencies. These individuals are ideally suited to investigate ideas and locate the human resources required to develop them further. Social investigators are excellent networkers and adept communicators, using these skills to convince others of the importance of a project and guide them to share their knowledge.
Appraiser tend to be highly analytical individuals, and are suited to evaluate ideas and make critical, non-biased judgements on the effectiveness of these ideas.
Orchestrators are excellent at directing a team, without coming across as domineering. These natural leaders are capable of guiding others towards their tasks, dealing with objections, and gaining the respect of the team.
Initiators are practical and efficient individuals who are excellent at taking plans and implementing them. These individuals enjoy collaboration and are capable of managing subordinates. Initiators tend to work best with clear requirements and are comfortable working with detail. These individuals prefer proven ideas and methodology and may sometimes be viewed as inflexible
Finishers are highly conscientious workers who thrive on seeing tasks through to completion. These individuals prefer to work on one task at a time, and enjoy being involved with the finer details of a project. Taking a systematic and orderly approach to completing projects, finishers like to work towards clearly defined goals with definitive starts and finishes and with little ambiguity. Finishers do not enjoy distractions and may demonstrate some signs of strain when under pressure.
Collaborators are the key to successful team projects. These individuals thrive on collaboration, and are open and helpful in team situations. Acting to calm outbreaks in team situations these cooperative and caring individuals will work to reduce tension so that tasks can be completed.
Drivers are very goal-focused and are constantly striving to achieve their targets. These individuals are excellent at overcoming obstacles and avoiding distractions. Drivers tend to be very action-oriented and driven. They tend to shake up teams that are suffering from a lack of drive, but they have the potential to cause disruption in teams that are already motivated.
Team Types Report
This report will present the candidate’s score on each of the 8 main styles or roles that people are likely to adopt when working as part of a team.
Balanced teams tend to be more effective than unbalanced teams– that is, teams that include people who adopt varied team roles are likely to perform better.
People may have more than one preferred team role. The role they adopt will depend partly on the composition of the team.
The higher the score on any team type indicator, the higher the individual’s preference for taking on that role in a team situation.