TEAM MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS | Empowering teams to deliver great results
team management systems (tms) executive summary
What is TMS
Team Management Systems is recognised internationally as the specialist in teamwork, offering a suite of work-based
feedback Profiles to improve business results at all levels in an organisation. Around the world, the TMS suite of Profiles has
been used by over 1.25 million people from 160 countries. It has been used in hundreds of industries including government
sectors, healthcare, legal, logistics, financial, FMCGs and community groups.
Why should we do it?
The Team Management Profile (TMP) provides the knowledge required to
improve work performance at an individual and team level. Individuals learn
about the eight critical Types of Work they need to do to be effective in any
job. They also learn simple communication strategies to get the most out of
themselves and others. Teams go further to discover ways to increase energy,
enthusiasm and commitment by aligning job demands
with work preferences so that people are doing work
they enjoy. Once all these things are taken into account,
the task of achieving high performance becomes a lot
The TMP is the best tool to use for many reasons:
• Quick and easy – 10 min online questionnaire
• Simple theory – no psychological jargon
• Practical action plans – focused on the work you do
• Written in plain English – easy to read, memorable and visual reports
• Non-confronting – reports are positive and constructive
• Non-threatening – not a measure of skills, performance or personality
How can it be used?
Team Management Profiles start conversations leading to change in individuals and teams. From a personal development
perspective, TMPs increase self-awareness and shed light on why we naturally get along with some people and why others
frustrate us. With this understanding, individuals can build stronger effective relationships at work to enhance teamwork,
prevent conflict and achieve higher performance. Once individuals have read their TMP, their data can be pooled to create
a map of team preferences. These maps help teams zoom out and develop strategies to maximise strengths and minimise
• Critical work tasks – Are we covering all eight Types of Work? How well are we doing this? Which Types of Work are
the top priorities? How well do we link our work together?
• Team dynamics – How do team members get along? How can we improve day-to-day collaboration and efficiency?
How well do we link with other teams?
• Under-represented team roles – How might the team ‘plug the gaps’? Do we have to upskill someone in the team? Is it
possible to outsource this type of work to another department?
• Maintaining high performance – What do we need to do to ensure high performance is sustained in the long run? What
strategies do we have for the future?
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