really happens when people 'team' together ?"
1984, two behavioral scientists Dr. Janice Presser and Dr.
Jack Gerber set out to find an answer to that question ...twenty-five
years of research and testing, including nine years of software
development, produced a technology engineered to identify
and organize the ways in which people interact in teams.This
'new way to know' about teaming behavior was initially referred
to as Role-Based Assessment (RBA). But as the importance of
'Role' in team interaction became clear, teaming technology
and the 'Role-based approach' to understanding team performance
gradually merged into the single, simple concept of Teamability.
Gabriel Institute was founded in 2001 to complete the evolution
of the technology of teaming. Late in 2009, RBA became generally
available as an online experience. By 2012, TGI
Teamability™ and the Role-based approach
had matured into a comprehensive suite of Role-based teaming
metrics and team development methods, in use by over 100 corporate,
institutional, and non-profit organizations worldwide.
- the ability to connect with others to form a productive
- the ability to communicate in a coherent manner with
the intent to enhance team spirit
- the most prominent characteristic of a team member
- a set of predictive metrics encompassing one's Role, Coherence,
and Teaming Characteristics as
defined by TGI's Role-Based approach
completely new 'technology of teaming' is not derived from
personality or IQ testing, from EQ, strengths, or engagement
surveys, or from any other familiar tools or methods. During
the course of its development, Dr's. Presser and Gerber discovered
some very useful and practical “ metrics of 'teaming."
Role: a person's affinity for specific modes of service to
the needs of a team
- Coherence: expressed as positive, flexible, constructive
- Teaming Characteristics individual styles of responding
and relating to others, subject to situational
- Role -respect: the unique manner in which people of
different Roles experience appreciation for
- Role-paring: known, replicable synergies between specific
- Role-fit: an appropriate match between a person's
Role and their assigned set of job responsibilities
- Team-fit: structuring a team to include the Roles
that are best-fit to the team's mission
2009, PSP 1 was certified by The Gabriel
Institute in the effective use of its instruments, providing
its clients measurable business value from TGI's innovative
ROLE based approach, theory and technology.
1 is available to discuss how TGI Teamability™
can benefit your organization.