Well-functioning work teams are critical to a government agency's success. To thrive in today's changing climate, these agencies depend on teams to develop new services, achieve cost reductions, improve quality, increase productivity and solve problems. This requires that teams, and the members of teams, achieve quality outcomes faster and more effectively than ever before. That's the goal of this insightful film, which focuses on the team player as the cornerstone of a productive and successful team -- and how team players can complement, challenge and inspire one another to new performance heights.
Based on the principles developed by Glenn M. Parker in the best-selling Parker Team-Player Survey, this film shows in detail the four primary team-member styles in action -- the contributor, the collaborator, the communicator and the challenger. The object is to make the most of each team player's unique perspective. To accomplish this goal, team players must learn to identify their own style and the style of other team members, avoid carrying their style too far, learn to acknowledge the value of others' styles, use the appropriate style to maximum team advantage, and learn to switch their style when it suits the needs of the team.
Key Learning Points
- Four distinct team-player styles and recognize how each style contributes to a team and can potentially hinder a team
- Five strategies for becoming a better team player and maximizing the team's effectiveness
- The personal and organizational benefits of becoming better team players and team leaders