The Team Dimensions 2.0 Profile identifies four distinct approaches to thinking and behavioral styles among people involved in a team process. It is used for team development. The four approaches are:
- Conceptual Approach – People who take a Conceptual Approach like to come up with new ideas. They’re good at exploring alternatives and discussing concepts when presented with a problem or an opportunity.
- Spontaneous Approach – People who take the Spontaneous Approach want freedom from constraint. They tend to move from one subject to another, focusing on many things at once and sometimes showing impatience.
- Normative Approach – People who take a Normative Approach prefer to put ideas in a familiar context. They tend to let their past experience guide them, and they like to see the consequences before they act.
- Methodical Approach – People who take a Methodical Approach prefer order and rationality. When presented with a problem or opportunity, they tend to follow a step-by-step process, examining the details and carefully considering things before acting.
Typically, people tend to use two or more Approaches when working on a team. The integration of approaches defines the roles of team members. This information helps team development and the creation of a stronger and more cohesive team.
Part II of this post will discuss the identification of the Four Basic Roles shown in the results of the Team Dimensions 2.0 Profile.