Work Preferences Explained
The personal Team Management Profile highlights an individual's major and two related areas of work preferences on the Margerison-McCann Team Management Wheel. Work preferences are explored in terms of:
- How an individual prefers to relate to others
- How an individual gathers and uses information
- How an individual makes decisions
- How an individual organizes themselves and others
Supporter, helper, tolerant; A collector of information; Dislikes being rushed; Knowledgeable; Flexible
Imaginative; Future-oriented; Enjoys complexity; Creative; Likes research work
Persuader, "seller"; Likes varied, exciting, stimulating work; Easily bored; Influential and outgoing
Analytical and objective; Developer of ideas; Enjoys prototype or project work; Experimenter
Organizes and implements; Quick to decide; Results-oriented; Sets up systems; Analytical
Practical; Production-oriented; Likes schedules and plans; Pride in reproducing goods and services; Values effectiveness and efficiency
Strong on control; Detail-oriented; Low need for people contact; An inspector of standards and procedures
Conservative, loyal, supportive; Personal values important; Strong sense of right and wrong; Work motivation based on purpose.
Areas for Self-Assessment and Key Points of Note additionally enable an individual to develop focused action-plans and improve performance.
Information on Linking helps team members understand how best to communicate with another.
Norm Data is included for comparison of individual work preferences with those of managers worldwide.
The Team Management Profile Questionnaire and associated Profile are used worldwide by leading companies in diverse applications, including:
- Team development
- Leadership development
- Talent management
- Quality initiatives
- Management training
- Performance review
- Career development
- Diversity training
- Organizational development