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My Team
and Me
PURPOSE:
To help a team identify those factors that affect the degree of positive
identification with the team and its purpose.
GROUP SIZE:
Unlimited. This activity is designed for use with an intact work team.
TIME:
60 minutes
PHYSICAL
SETTING:
A space large enough for the group to work comfortably and to be
able to post their work for each member to view.
MATERIALS:
1. A copy of the Team Identification Model (TIM).
2. Easel, flipcharts, markers, and tape or push pins.
PROCESS:
1. The team leader distributes copies of the TIM instructions and
blank TIM forms.
2. Members are asked to read the instruction sheet and complete
the TIM form.
3. Once members have completed their TIM forms, they post them
on the wall and engage in a “walk around” to view the work of
other members.
4. The team reassembles for a discussion that seeks to clarify and
analyze the various responses.
5. With the leader, members develop ways to help increase
identification with the team.
VARIATIONS:
The team leader can compile the results of the members’ work and
report for the entire team.
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Team Identification Model (TIM)
Instructions:
The TIM Form is composed of ten belief statements that reflect an individual team
member’s identification with the purpose and goals of the team. The level of strength of
each belief can contribute to either enhancing or detracting from an individual team
member’s identification with the team’s goals.
Belief Strength Scale
TIM Statements WEAK
STRONG
1. My belief in the team’s overall purpose.
1 2 3 4 5
2. My belief in the team’s ability to achieve its purpose.
1 2 3 4 5
3. My belief in the team’s willingness to support fellow
members.
1 2 3 4 5
4. My belief that the team is able to be self-directed and
self-renewing.
1 2 3 4 5
5. My belief in the team development process.
1 2 3 4 5
6. My belief in the team’s current working objectives.
1 2 3 4 5
7. My belief that the rest of the organization perceives
the team positively.
1 2 3 4 5
8. My belief in the team’s link to the wider organizational
goals.
1 2 3 4 5
9. My belief that there is a clear match between the
team’s goals and my personal goals.
1 2 3 4 5
10. My belief in the leader’s willingness to support the
team members.
1 2 3 4 5

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