Team Building Tip: Action Oriented People

Sep 10th, 2009Comments Off on Team Building Tip: Action Oriented People

There are three specific roles in putting together your team.

Use this model below to ensure that you team roles are covered and there is a fair balance of action roles to create an effective team.

Action Roles


-Challenge the team to improve

-Dynamic and usually extroverted people who enjoy stimulating others, questioning norms, and finding the best approaches to problems

-Shakes things up to make sure that all possibilities are considered and that the team does not become complacent

Shapers often see obstacles as exciting challenges and they tend to have the courage to push on when others feel like quitting

 Potential Weaknesses: May be argumentative and may be offensive to others’ feelings



-People who get things done

-Turn the team’s ideas and concepts into practical actions and plans

-Typically conservative, disciplined people who work systematically and efficiently and are well organized

-These are the people you can count on to get the job done

Potential Weaknesses: May be inflexible and somewhat resistant to change



-Are the people who see that projects are completed thoroughly

-Ensure there have been no errors or omissions and they pay attention to the smallest of details

-Very concerned with deadlines and will push the team to make sure the job is completed on time

-Described as perfectionists who are orderly, conscientious, and anxious

Potential Weaknesses: May worry unnecessarily and find it hard to delegate


Where do your team members fit in your model?