Tackling Your Work as a Team


Understanding your team in the context of the work to be done helps you identify risks and gaps when it comes to executing your team’s strategy.

There are 10 Strategy Types. Click to learn more about each of them below.

Who’s doing the work and what’s the work to be done?

The PI software will help you understand how people think and work in the context of what they’re being asked to do. For example, let’s imagine a coach asks the goalie on a soccer team to cover an offensive position. Since the goalie can’t do both jobs at full capacity, there will be a gap in what that goalie typically does: defense. And a gap in the role they’re being asked to perform: offense. In this scenario, the goalie may have to stretch outside of their comfort zone to meet the needs of the team.

Once you understand where gaps exist between someone’s comfort zone (or natural behavioral style) and the work they’re being asked to do, you can coach the “players on the field” to execute effectively.

Helping people understand their strengths, gaps, and where they need to flex will allow you to tap into individual superpowers and build dream teams.

There are four strategy quadrants with different characteristics. Learn about each of them below.

Keep in mind:

The Team Discovery tool improves communication among teammates

When you click on a person, you’ll see their behavioral profile at a glance. Understanding each team member’s preferred communication style can help foster better working relationships.

 


No team is perfectly aligned to their work to be done

All teams have certain strengths and blind spots. Team Discovery allows teams to see where they’re well suited to the work to be done, and where they’ll need to flex toward a different quadrant to execute goals.


Taking action is what really matters

Understanding where gaps exist between your team’s natural behaviors and your business strategy is just the beginning. Everyone on the team must understand the team’s collective behavioral style (or Team Type) in the context of the work to be done to continually adapt. Leaders play a pivotal role in coaching teams to flex their strengths and weaknesses alike  to achieve their goals.

 

 


Curious about the science behind the Behavioral Assessment?

Read the report from PI’s science team.

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