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How Understanding Your Team's Roles Can Help You Build A Better Team
How Understanding Your Team's Roles Can Help You Build A Better Team

Check out Team Roles on your TEAM Dashboard to dive into how your team works together.

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Everyone has their own job title and job description, but that doesn't mean everyone is limited when it comes to how they do their work and how they collaborate with others. Some flexibility is appreciated (both for sanity and for doing better work), so understanding which strengths and preferences lie individually can help us understand how we can collaborate best together and get the job done. 

Team Roles can help you see on a higher level where your team might be strong and how you can play to those strengths. Breaking away from job titles and functional boxes, use Team Roles to see where you can really encourage your team to become team players. For example, you may notice that your team is great at coming up with ideas and plans, though diving in and completing tasks can be difficult. Empowering a Finisher may be a great way to perfect the details. After long meetings guessing what to do and relying on the knowledge in the room to solve problems to create something new, it may be worthwhile to bring in a Resourcer, who excels in networking and bringing in external sources to a conversation. The list goes on, and there’s plenty of value in understanding your team’s roles. A great leader understands their team’s strengths outside of just the job role they’re in, and this understanding helps your team thrive.

The Cloverleaf Team Roles is based on decades of research on the ideal functions of team members as they work together towards collective goals. Check out the articles below to learn more about each role listed in the Team Roles section.

Learn More About Each Role

How to Interpret Role Recommendations

Cloverleaf takes the data of each assessment for each team member and recommends the right team roles for the members of each team. 

Begin by expanding the “Team Role Grid.” You will see the icon for each team member along with 3 dots next to their icon. These three dots are similar to a fuel tank and represent how great a fit that team member is for the role suggested. 

Three dots (filled in green) represent a great fit for that individual in the specific team role. A single green dot means this person is a candidate for that role, but may need some development to perform the team role to a high enough level to be a high performing team.

We hope this helps you understand your team's roles and that this inspires a new way to collaborate and empower each other to do great work. 

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