Once you complete the diagnostic, you are presented with a report. This has the following three sections:
- Your Drivers
- Your Teamwork
- Your Potential
This article will give you a brief overview of the second section of your report, "Your Teamwork". For a more in-depth understanding of Core Drivers and how to use them, see How to use the Core Drivers diagnostic, and The Core Drivers Overview.
The second section is titled “Your Teamwork”, and describes how your Core Drivers impact the way you interact and relate with others and when working in a team. Based on your most dominant driver, you are designated a Team Role — this is the role that you are most likely play in group settings. There are six possible Team Roles:
- The Director: Directors push the team forward and direct operations. They are comfortable taking charge of others and being the leader. They engage relationships to build collaboration and orientate the team around shared goals.
- The Innovator: Innovators are inventive and produce ideas to help others see things differently. More than most, they want to see novel solutions to problems and won't be satisfied with the status quo. They are effective at generating creative solutions to ambitious problems.
- The Empathizer: Empathizers are primarily interested in the needs and feelings of others. They build harmony and cohesion among teammates, and make sure that conflict is quickly resolved. They can keep energy and collaboration alive in the group and build bridges between people.
- The Project Manager: Project Managers have high standards and keep the team practical and focused. They value process, details and completion. They are skilled at keeping the team working against deadlines. Organized and efficient, they help set up the team for success.
- The Networker: Networkers build connections both within and outside the team. They can help the team expand what it believes is achievable. They use their connections to identify new opportunities for the team, ensuring that they always have valuable problems to solve.
- The Team Player: These are people who can be counted on to deliver high quality work. An essential team player, once given direction they are can trusted on working hard and playing their part. They pull their weight and won't let others down.
Based on your assigned Team Role, there are two additional tabs providing additional insight about your relative strengths (“At your best”) and limitations (“At your extreme”). This feedback was designed to give you additional insight on the talent and value you can bring to teams, while giving you tips for you to consider around behaviors that may contribute to poor team performance, group conflict, and general ineffectiveness. Teams are very complicated and the product of both the environment and each member’s personality.
Understanding our own, and others', roles, talents, and opportunities can greatly improve cohesion, morale, and communication.