How It Works

Unlike familiar tests for personality traits, values, ‘strengths,’ or emotional intelligence,
Teamability identifies different modes of team contribution, and
how they produce positive, constructive teaming.

Teamability: What’s the Difference?

When people first hear about Teamability®, they often assume that it is similar to one of the familiar tests for personality, aptitudes, and similar tools that first became popular in the 1940’s, or to more recent tests for values, ’strengths,’ EQ, etc. But Teamability is different from all of these. It is focused on the different ways that people seek to make meaningful team contributions — not on their individual traits or attributes.

In contrast, the creators of Teamability wanted answers to the question ‘What is Teaming, can it be measured, and if so, how might that information improve the world of work?’ So they engineered a way to measure what is actually happening when people on a team are sharing responsibilities, dealing with problems, and overcoming obstacles.

Self-Inventory Questionnaires

Traditonal ‘self-inventory questionnaire’ testing was designed to measure what’s going on inside of a person. Subjects respond to yes/no questions, make choices between two alternatives, or respond to a blend of these and other challenges. This puts the participant at the center of the experience.

An Hour-Long Online Exercise

Within Teamability’s online experience, you will imagine yourself as an ‘A-list’ movie star in a series of 10 films. You’ll read a brief summary of the  story line, and then read about each of the characters and how they interact. As you move along, you will make choices about the characters, always looking for a ‘fit’ that is just right for you.

Self-Inventory Questionnaires

Traditonal ‘self-inventory questionnaire’ testing was designed to measure what’s going on inside of a person. Subjects respond to yes/no questions, make choices between two alternatives, or respond to a blend of these and other challenges. This puts the participant at the center of the experience.

An Hour-Long Online Exercise

Within Teamability’s online experience, you will imagine yourself as an ‘A-list’ movie star in a series of 10 films. You’ll read a brief summary of the  story line, and then read about each of the characters and how they interact. As you move along, you will make choices about the characters, always looking for a ‘fit’ that is just right for you.

Team Targets
Information from individual Teamability reports is combined with situational business details to produce a team target
 such as the one below. It depicts modes of team service, key teaming relationships, and other factors of team structure that are immediately useful for establishing best-fit to job responsibilities, best-fit to serve the specific mission of a team, and overall orientation to positive, constructive teamwork.

Team Targets
Information from individual Teamability reports is combined with situational business details to produce a Team Target, such as the one below. It depicts modes of team service, key teaming relationships, and other factors of team structure that are immediately useful for establishing best-fit to job responsibilities, best-fit to serve the specific mission of a team, and overall orientation to positive constructive teamwork.

The notion of people having strategic value is broadly categorized as an art more than a science. But now, through Teamability,
Dr. Janice helps us all understand human strategic value scientifically.

Richie Etwaru
Chief Digital Officer, QuintilesIMS

“The notion of people having strategic value is broadly categorized as an art more than a science. But now, through Teamability, Dr. Janice helps us all understand human strategic value scientifically.”

Richie Etwaru
Chief Digital Officer, QuintilesIMS

Here’s What Makes a Team a TEAM!

Measuring individual attributes is very different from measuring

how people will apply them when teaming.

To Measure People:
Individual Attributes

  • Skills

  • Personality

  • Strengths

  • Intelligence

  • Experience

  • Career path

  • Self-presentation

To Measure Teaming Qualities:
7 Elements of Teaming

  • Role

  • Coherence

  • Teaming Characteristics

  • Role-fit

  • Team-fit

  • Role-pairing

  • Role-respect

Here’s What Makes a Team a TEAM!

Measuring individual attributes is very different from measuring

how people will apply them when teaming.

To Measure People:
Individual Attributes

  • Skills

  • Personality

  • Strengths

  • Intelligence

  • Experience

  • Career path

  • Self-presentation

To Measure
Teaming Qualities:

7 Elements of Teaming

  • Role

  • Coherence

  • Teaming Characteristics

  • Role-fit

  • Team-fit

  • Role-pairing

  • Role-respect

Teamwork Has An Operating System

This Is It.

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Teamwork Has An Operating System

This Is It.

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