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  • 1. Handout Two - Summary of Main ProfilesIM The ImplementerAn essentially stable personality.Strengths Allowable weaknessesDisciplined InflexibleOrganised UnimaginativeUnflappable RigidPractical PedanticSteady SubmissiveControlledConservativeDutifulPredictableGeneral approach: The Implementer is the team member who above all, will be able to foreseehow the teams ideas and plans will work out in practice. The Implementer tends to identifystrongly with the organisation and has a knack of knowing what practical issues will need to befaced. The Implementer IS naturally conservative and has to be convinced that an idea is a goodone not just because it is new but because it is genuine worth. Has real organising ability andplenty of practical common sense. Hard working and strongly self-disciplined but can sometimeslack flexibility. Above all IS systematic and thorough and tangible results are the Implementer:yardstick for effectiveness. Happy when involved with, or designing, rules and procedures forImplementation and tends to be less effective when procedures and objectives are unclear TheImplementer has the ability to bring things down to earth, sometimes with a nasty bump.CO The Co-ordinatorA person with low anxiety levels and fairly extrovert personality.Strengths Allowable weaknessesPurposeful UncompetitiveSupportive Not forcefulImpartial UnambitiousEnthusiastic AmateurishUnflappableConciliatory
  • 2. ControlledTrustingCalmSelf-confidentGeneral approach: Has a strong sense of overall objectives, Is able to keep an open mind andvalue contributions from any source. Generally of average mental ability and creativity. Good atcontrolling and coordinating resources. Democratic and encourages participation, but willing totake responsibility for decisions.Sometimes seen as reserved and detached, the Co-ordinators ability to remain objective isvaluable when directing the efforts and activities of others toward an overall goal or objective.TW The Team WorkerAn extrovert with a low level of anxiety.Strengths Allowable weaknessesSupportive UncompetitiveEnthusiastic UnforcefulCommunicative UnambitiousOutgoing SubmissiveDiplomatic IndecisiveConciliatoryTrustingSociableSocially orientedMildSensitiveGeneral approach: The Team Worker is the fabric which helps to bind a team togeiher l andpromote team spirit. Makes people laugh. Is sensitive to others feelings and to overall teammood. Is aware of the strengths and weaknesses of others and responds appropriately topeoples differing needs. The most likely team member to know about personal problems andcrises of other members, not out of a sense of purience but out of genuine concern. Can beindecisive in a crisis and may lack the necessary toughness in certain situations, but ability toread others and to recognise own differing abilities promotes high morale and a good sense ofco-operation. For this reason is often team leader.
  • 3. CF The Completer - FinisherAn anxious introvertStrengths Allowable weaknessesMeticulous WorrierDisciplined PedanticPainstaking DryOrderly Reluctance to delegateConscientiousSteadyConcern for detailGeneral approach: The Completer-finisher is the team member who crosses the Ts and dots theIs. A strong capacity for follow-through coupled with a striving for perfection causes muchanxiety. Will worry over small items but, overall, accomplishes tasks well and on time. Thenervous energy which is invested in the teams final product results in a high standards. Tendsnot to be a good leader - is fussy and can get bogged down in detail which may lower teammorale. However, the Completer-finisher is dogged and persistent and will not give up untilsatisfied with own high standards.SH The ShaperA person with high anxiety levels and an extrovert personality.Strengths Allowable weaknessesResilient IntenseRestless/strong sense of drive Highly strungOpportunist AuthoritarianSociable Over-anxiousOutgoing ImpatientDynamic Prone to sulkGeneral approach: Strong sense of drive and urgency. Readiness to challenge inertia,ineffectiveness, complacency, self-deception and general lack of progress. Prone to provocation,irritation and impatience. May be seen as a bully by some, and may sulk if not getting own wayStrong preference to lead from the front with an inner need to control decisions and actionspersonally. Can be quite aggressive and wants to see own ideas implemented, and quickly.Hates rules and regulations. A natural leader in some ways, and can command respect and
  • 4. generate enthusiasm and energy in others. Can be sceptical of others and yet be oversensitive tocriticism.PL The PlantA dominant yet introverted personStrengths Allowable weaknesses1Innovative SolitaryIntuitive IntenseFlashes of genius WaywardImagination ImpracticalIntellect ErraticKnowledge IndividualisticSerious-mindedUnorthodoxGeneral approach: The Plants name stems from ability to scatter around lots of ideas (seeds),many of which may lead to success while many may not. The Plant is the source of a teamscreativity, with a fertile and intelligent mind, with plenty of original ways of looking at things. ThePlant is concerned with the challenge of the new and can be obsessive. Often seen as having ahead In the clouds, can be unaware of the need for sensitivity towards others. The Plant may nothave much time for protocol or the proper way of doing things, nor be terribly concerned with thepractical implications of own schemes. Tends to be self-sufficient and can be a difficult anduncomfortable colleague. However, can also be caught up, in a wave of enthusiasm especially forown ideas, but also for others whose ideas capture the Plants imagination and can be sweptalong with general team euphoria. There is a childlike element present in the Plant - likes to beflattered and does not like own ideas criticised.RI The Resource InvestigatorAn extrovert with low anxiety levels.Strengths Allowable weaknessesResourceful WaywardEnthusiastic Over-enthusiasticOpportunist Impatient CommunicativeOutgoingSociable
  • 5. CuriousGeneral approach: The Resource Investigator is the teams ambassador in its dealings with thework beyond the teams boundary. Has the capacity for making highly effective contact withpeople and for exploring anything new. Will respond to new situations as exciting challenges, butcan also lose interest quite quickly ifprogress Is slow or once the initial fascination has passed. Variety and people are the essentialdiet of the Resource Investigator, who also has the ability in turn to stimulate and motivate others.The need for new stimuli can often result in a butterfly mind I flitting quickly from one thing toanother very rapidly, and there can be a lack of self discipline and failure to follow things through.It has been said that the Resource Investigator is either on the telephone or is meeting peopleand hates doing anything else.ME The Monitor EvaluatorAn introvert with low anxiety level.Strengths Allowable weaknessesAnalytical UnimaginativeReflective Over-criticalImpartial DryPrudent Slow movingShrewd Uninspiring UnemotionalGeneral approach: The Monitor Evaluator is a highly intelligent team member whose principalteam asset is an ability to process large amounts of information in an analytical, objective way.Possesses good judgement and shows a hard-headed, shrewd approach to issues and ideas. Iscautious, perceptive and highly critical of flawed things in others. Is the most likely person in ateam to spot the fatal error in a scheme that everyone else has missed. The Monitor Evaluator is,as a result, likely to be seen by the rest of the team as a wet blanket, dampening downenthusiasm. Tends to lack the ability to inspire and motivate others, and is rarely the source ofnew ideas. Often seen as over-critical and negative the role is nevertheless crucial to successfulteam outcomes.
  • 6. CuriousGeneral approach: The Resource Investigator is the teams ambassador in its dealings with thework beyond the teams boundary. Has the capacity for making highly effective contact withpeople and for exploring anything new. Will respond to new situations as exciting challenges, butcan also lose interest quite quickly ifprogress Is slow or once the initial fascination has passed. Variety and people are the essentialdiet of the Resource Investigator, who also has the ability in turn to stimulate and motivate others.The need for new stimuli can often result in a butterfly mind I flitting quickly from one thing toanother very rapidly, and there can be a lack of self discipline and failure to follow things through.It has been said that the Resource Investigator is either on the telephone or is meeting peopleand hates doing anything else.ME The Monitor EvaluatorAn introvert with low anxiety level.Strengths Allowable weaknessesAnalytical UnimaginativeReflective Over-criticalImpartial DryPrudent Slow movingShrewd Uninspiring UnemotionalGeneral approach: The Monitor Evaluator is a highly intelligent team member whose principalteam asset is an ability to process large amounts of information in an analytical, objective way.Possesses good judgement and shows a hard-headed, shrewd approach to issues and ideas. Iscautious, perceptive and highly critical of flawed things in others. Is the most likely person in ateam to spot the fatal error in a scheme that everyone else has missed. The Monitor Evaluator is,as a result, likely to be seen by the rest of the team as a wet blanket, dampening downenthusiasm. Tends to lack the ability to inspire and motivate others, and is rarely the source ofnew ideas. Often seen as over-critical and negative the role is nevertheless crucial to successfulteam outcomes.