TMR, Team Members Roles



Discover Your Team Member Roles and Use Them to Build Winning Teams



Each person has a preferred way, or ways, of working within a team.

A team role is “a tendency to behave, contribute and interrelate with others in a particular way”. Team Roles describe the behaviour that we can recognize when we work together with others. Each team role is actually a strategy in dealing with work and with colleagues.

The team roles consist of three categories:

Action-oriented roles, which include shaper, implementer and completer/finisher roles;

People-oriented roles, which include coordinator, team worker and resource Investigator roles;

Thought-oriented roles, which include plant, monitor-evaluator and specialist roles.

By selecting team members based on their natural roles, you can create more balanced teams. Also, a team’s understanding of the roles can lead to greater recognition of what each team member brings to the table and in turn decrease conflict due to a lack of understanding.