The Team Compass®
To participate in the certification course, you are required to be authorised in and have practical experience with either the Jungian Type Index (JTI) or MBTI®, and that you have fundamental
theoretical and practical experience with groups/teams – either as a participant in or as developer of these.
You get access to use the Team Compass® by participating in a certification course of two modules.
In module 1, you are provided with a thorough insight to and understanding of the nine team roles of the Team Compass® and their connection to the typology concepts. It includes working practically with exercises and activities to highlight the team roles, and the method is looked upon in connection with team development and group dynamics.
Between module 1 and 2, you are required to make an assignment in which you use the Team Compass® in the work with a specific group.
In module 2, you are provided with supervision based upon the specific experiences.
The Team Compass® is a process tool, which is based upon the Jungian typology, which means that the tool can be used together with both JTI and other tools built upon Jungian typology, such as MBTI®, to identify the preferred team roles of the focus persons. The Team Compass® identifies in total eight different roles, which signifies which functions in the team each team member prefers to perform. By using the Team Compass®, their three most preferred roles in the team are identified according to their type code.
How to use it
Based upon the team members’ Jungian preferences, the individual team member’s roles in the Team Compass® are identified. These roles describe how the individual as well as the team spend their time, and where their focus and strengths are located. Thus, a dialogue can arise of when the roles are considered an advantage in the task-solving and when the team has to be ready to challenge their own habits and preferred action patterns. This dialogue is helped along by various reflection and collaboration exercises and
incorporates the role of the individual with the task of the team.
What is in it for me?
The unique strengths of the Team Compass® are the connection between the sub-processes in a typical work assignment, i.e. innovation, communication or execution, and the preferences of the individual team member. So a teambuilding process, built around the Team Compass®, will make the hidden preferences
more tangible and task-oriented and provide an overview of which team roles are most eligible in the team, and which roles tend to be neglected – at times resulting in a negative consequence to the overall performance.
Another of the tool qualities is that it is created to connect theory with practice, thus making it a natural part of a process, based upon the Team Compass®, to incorporate a number of practical teambuilding exercises, illustrating the team role distribution.