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The Language of TMS


Work Preferences

The Team Management Wheel describes the eight different roles that people like to adopt when working in a team, the eight work functions teams must perform in order to be successful and the Linking Skills required to coordinate and lead a team.

Work preferences are explored in terms of the RIDO scale:

  • 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

The role each person prefers to play on the Team Management Wheel reflects the work areas where they are most likely to help their organisation succeed. Understanding the nature of work and the work preferences of people is the first step towards capitalising on the team’s strengths and managing its weaknesses.