Parker Team Player Survey

The Parker Team Player Survey tool identifies an individual’s preference for one of four different team player styles.

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The Parker Team Player Survey tool identifies an individual’s preference for one of four different team player styles.   Use this effective self-assessment and 360-degree instrument to:

  • Enhancing team communication
  • Increasing team effectiveness
  • Improving team leadership
  • Conflict and relationship management
  • Team building

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The Parker Team Player Survey measures an individual’s style as a team player. The survey results lead to the identification of the individual’s preference for one of four different team player styles. The PTPS can be used to assess current strengths and provide a basis for increasing team effectiveness.

Parker Team Player Survey

The PTPS is an easy-to-use self-assessment exercise that helps individuals identify their primary “team player style” contributor, collaborator, communicator, or challenger. They discover how to best use their style for improved team performance and how to adjust the role they play on the team to meet the team’s needs. Each survey includes complete scoring information, interpretation of the results, and feedback materials that help team members understand their primary and less-used styles. The PTPS is an excellent tool for use in providing insight when forming teams, as an informative icebreaker activity for newly formed teams, or as a development tool for intact teams.  When interpreting your results, you will learn about the characteristics of each leadership style and how utilizing the strengths of each will help your team accomplish its goals and objectives.

A powerful learning exercise that can be used in any training program designed to build stronger, more effective relationships, it is a versatile tool for personal and professional development applications, including customer service, sales, supervisory management, and coaching and counseling.

Parker Team Development Survey Program

Complete your team building sessions with this comprehensive resource

This newly designed training resource provides a step-by-step process for quickly and effectively developing groups into high-performing teams. The easy-to-follow designs are presented in two categories ”team building and team training” and range from a short 90-minute session to a two-day workshop. The Facilitator’s Guide includes 5 team training designs, 5 team building designs, 17 team building activities, 13 reproducible masters, one copy of both the Parker Team Player Survey and Styles of Another Person, plus a CD of workshop presentation slides (PC format only).

The Parker Team Development Survey (TDS) offers a quick yet highly informative way for a team to measure how well it is performing. The TDS can be used as a data collection tool for team assessment, as a needs assessment tool for team training, as a team-building activity, or as the basis for a workshop on team effectiveness. The complete program consists of a Leader’s Guide, 10 copies of the Team Member Survey to be completed by individual team members, and a Team Scoring Form to collect individual responses for analysis. The Leader’s Guide contains administration instructions, sample applications, a discussion guide, and an outline for creating an action plan for team improvement.

Parker Team Player Survey Styles of Another Person

Build stronger teams using 360° feedback

A companion to the Parker Team Player Survey, this newly redesigned survey allows participants to include observations from other team members as they assess their team player style. A valuable 360-degree tool as the team works to achieve maximum effectiveness.


  • Enhancing team communication
  • Increasing team effectiveness
  • Improving team leadership
  • Conflict and relationship management
  • Team building


  • Provides an assessment of an individual’s typical behaviour when working on teams
  • Helps people understand how others prefer to work on teams
  • Teaches individuals how to adjust the role they place to meet team goals


Parker Team Player Series – Booklets

Complete set of ten booklets. If you’re trying to figure out how to get more out of the team you’re responsible for managing – and these days, who isn’t? –help is on the way.

This series of brief, how-to booklets is full of insights and skills for team leaders and managers who want to improve their overall teambuilding skills. Here you will find the most important aspects of teamwork covered concisely and thoroughly: Meetings, leadership, climate, conflict, rewards and recognition and teambuilding. Each booklet is to the point but is jam-packed with clear explanations, useful exercises, meaningful vignettes and solid examples of the total team process.

The booklets appeal to both newcomers and veterans. And the knowledge can be applied to any type of team – including on-site teams, new and existing teams and cross-functional teams.

When it comes to team training, Glenn Parker is truly the best in the business. His many hands-on years of building and sustaining teamwork and writing best-selling books on teamwork are evident in these pages. Even if you’ve been involved in teamwork for decades, you’ll still find many new and fresh ideas and approaches you can apply immediately.

  1. Building Relationships for Team Success
  2. Creating a Positive Team Climate
  3. Effective Meetings
  4. Successful Team Building
  5. Team Communications
  6. Team Empowerment
  7. Team Leadership
  8. Team Rewards
  9. Team Trust
  10. Teamwork


50 Activities for Team Building, Volume 1

Volume 1 contains creative training activities which focus on the building blocks for teams such as communication, leadership, conflict resolution, and decision making.

Create high performance teams with these collections of fully reproducible activities. All the activities employ the principle of “learning by doing” to ensure that the skills the participants learn can be applied to real work situations.

These activities are ideal for team leaders who are looking for creative activities to energize their teams but do not have the time to develop them. All of the activities are ready-to-use and are fully reproducible; with little effort you can implement them into an existing training program. Each volume comes with detailed trainer’s notes, clearly stated objectives, and a quick reference index to the activities.

Training Objectives, Volume 1

  • Improve inter-team communication
  • Assess the effectiveness of a team
  • Establish team missions and goals


Team-Player Styles


The Contributor is a task-oriented team member who enjoys providing the team with good technical information and data, does her homework, and pushes the team to set high performance standards and to use their resources wisely.  Most people see you as dependable, although they believe, at times, you may become too bogged down in the details and data or that you do not see the big picture or the need for a positive team climate.

People describe you as responsible, authoritative, reliable, proficient, and organized.

Collaborator – Goal

The Collaborator is a goal-directed member who sees the vision, mission, or goal of the team as paramount but is flexible and open to new ideas, willing to pitch in and work outside her defined role, and able to share the limelight with other team members.  Most people see you as a big-picture person, but they believe, at times, that you may fail periodically to consider the individual needs of other members.

People describe you as forward-looking, goal-directed, accommodating, flexible, and imaginative.

Communicator – Process

The Communicator is a process-oriented member who is an effective listener and facilitator of involvement, conflict resolution, consensus building, feedback, and building of an informal, relaxed climate.  Most people see you as a positive “people person,” but they find that, at times, you may see process as an end in itself, may not confront other team members, or may not give enough emphasis to completing task assignments and making progress toward team goals.

People describe you as supportive, considerate, relaxed, enthusiastic, and tactful.

Challenger – Question

The Challenger is a member who questions the goals, methods, and even the ethics of the team, is willing to disagree with the leader or higher authority and encourages the team to take well-conceived risks.  Most people appreciate the value of your candor and openness, but they think, at times, that you may not know when to back off an issue or that you become self-righteous and try to push the team too far.

People describe you as honest, outspoken, principled, ethical, and adventurous.

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