Team Dimensions Profile 3.0
What is the Team Dimensions Profile?
The Team Dimensions Profile helps to explain a person’s most effective role in relation to their team. The assessment tests a person’s work preferences to identify their particular style.
The basic styles are Mover, Shaker, Prover, Maker or ‘Oner’ (someone who can be any style). The goal is to align people with work they enjoy and want to actually perform.
Knowing your style is just the start of using this tool. Team Dimensions provides an easy-to-implement process called S.P.E.E.D. (Solutions, Priorities, Errors, Edits, Doing). The Team Dimensions profile is most effective when all members of a team know their unique role and are completing the work that they want to do. The tool and process is simple and it can take as little time as an hour to implement.
How Does the Team Dimensions Profile Work?
Featured in Ray Dalio’s, New York Times Best-selling book, Principles, The Team Dimensions Profile helps individuals work from their strengths when part of a team. It identifies their most natural team role while giving them an additional appreciation for the contributions and talents of others.
The assessment model focuses on understanding two primary aspects of how we work:
- Affinity – what we enjoy doing
- Ability – what we do well
Team Dimensions uses the work of Everett Rogers’ book Diffusion of Innovations to help understand a person’s affinity and ability.
Rogers analyzed the rate at which ideas are accepted. He theorizes that early adopters and innovators account for only 16% of the population. Late adopters and laggards account for 50% of the population and the remainder is somewhere in between.
Early adopters accept new ideas with ease whereas late adopters and laggards are more skeptical in nature. Regardless if a person is an early adopter, a laggard, or somewhere in-between, they will have an impact on a project’s competition and success.
Rogers’ theory helps us understand when someone should work on a project during its lifecycle.
Next, Team Dimensions combines Rogers’s theory on adoption and measurement of an individual’s affinity for the type of work they like to perform. It helps identify why certain people dread going to project kick-off meetings that focus on ideation, or why others feel attacked when their ideas are scrutinized.
The assessment seeks to understand if a person enjoys thinking about how to approach a new project or how an existing project could be improved or expanded compared to a person who would prefer to execute a task or think more realistically about project implementation. The results from this assessment form the five unique Team Dimension styles:
Team Dimension Styles
Shaker: Early adopter / natural thinkers. Create new ideas and easily solve problems.
Mover: Early adopters who are natural doers
Provers: Analyze solutions and look for flaws.
Makers: Deliver concrete results.
Oners: Individuals who are able to adapt their style to meet the needs of the team. Only 1% of population has this style.
Team Dimensions aims to align individuals to work on tasks they enjoy. Furthermore, it will help get the right people together at the right time during a project’s life cycle.
The later part of this process is outlined within the report and can be demonstrated during an optional training program called the S.P.E.E.D. Relay.
What does Team Dimensions Cost?
Team Dimensions 3.0 is sold based on volume. Once you place your order for this product, you will receive a unique access code that you or your learners will use to start their assessment.
Access codes may only be used once. If you are looking to purchase assessments for a large group, please reach out and we can help distribute the assessments to your team.
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1 - 24
25 - 49
50 - 74
Using Team Dimensions 3.0 and the S.P.E.E.D. Relay
The S.P.E.E.D. Relay ensures that the right person is working on the project at the right time. It’s an easy-to-implement solution for teams to align with tasks that they want to work on. It can lead to projects being completed faster and more effective meetings.
The S.P.E.E.D. Relay is an acronym that stands for:
The process is simple:
Solutions: Brainstorm by looking at the issue in different ways. Ideas can come from everyone, but Shakers will give the most (and most unique) ideas.
Priorities: Pick out the best ideas and focus on them. A MOVER’s core nature makes them the best person to choose the idea or set of ideas. MOVERs will look at ideas and instantly formulate plans on how to use them.
Errors: Take a closer look at the chosen ideas and find their flaws. PROVERs are ideal for this task and will let you know when a plan fails. When the reality is that a new idea or plan will fail, it’s time for SHAKERs to continue to ideate based on what the group now knows.
Edits: Solving issues takes new ideas. MOVERs take the issues to the idea generators, the SHAKERs. The cycle of Errors and edits continues until the PROVERs say “I can live with that,” and they are ready to give instructions.
Doing: Implementation means making something repeatable and scalable. It means people follow instructions and make things happen. MAKERs are naturals at implementing checklists and doing day-to-day work.
Cost: $48.00 (Pricing based on Volume)
Respondents complete the assessment online and receive the report in a PDF. Teams are able to purchase a supplemental Group Report to show the distribution of their roles.