Talentsage, Wednesday 12 August 2020

The science behind successful teams

It could just be that your personality types are fire and ice. For example, you may be excited by new ideas, constantly looking for alternative approaches to a problem, while your colleague keeps telling you that these are out of scope, not practical or realistic. They may be a logical, critical thinker always looking for proof points in team decisions.

If you found yourself nodding in firm affirmation of the former or the latter, you may be pleased, reassured, maybe a bit surprised to know – you are a specific “team-role type”, according to Randall S Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Academic Director, Leadership Institute at London Business School.

Based on 30 years of research into team dynamics and the well-known Big 5 personality traits, Professor Peterson has developed a proprietary Tipping Point (Team Interaction Profile) wheel of personality fortune.

This is aimed at helping companies and employees to get a better understanding of their individual attributes and how these will impact team behaviors and ultimately performance.

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