What is an Executing Team?

Introducing the Executing Team

An Executing Team is one of the nine Team Types identified by The Predictive Index.

Executing Teams can be best described as “no-nonsense.” They address conflict logically and swiftly with a focus on facts, not feelings. They collaborate when required, but otherwise, tend to work on their own tasks individually. Team members who value each other’s expertise exchange resources such as time and information. But otherwise, resource exchange is minimal.

Natural Strengths
  • Committed to efficiency
  • Adept at enhancing productivity
  • Committed to quality
Caution Areas
  • Overly focused on internal resources
  • Occasionally impersonal and lacking cohesion
  • Unwavering on how the work gets done

The science of an Executing Team

A Team Type is a collection of individuals’ behavioral patterns, as plotted within the Team Discovery tool. Team Discovery aggregates each individual’s PI Behavioral Assessment results. Then, using PI’s proprietary calculations, the tool plots each team member against a four-quadrant map. This lets you visualize the degree to which each person falls in one quadrant versus another. For a team whose members primarily fall within Process and Precision and the Results and Discipline quadrants, they will often result in an Executing Team.

But it’s not just this placement alone that determines the Team Type. As we mentioned, we have to consider how strongly individuals fall within each quadrant, so there are cases where you might get results that don’t seem as obvious, even if a large portion of the members fall within one quadrant. To help you better understand how these individuals are plotted, check out the video below.

How individuals are plotted in teams.mp4

Your business is not something you want to leave up to chance. To ensure a well-oiled machine, you need to understand how it runs and how to tune it. That means considering the behavioral traits of each new team member and how their traits can complement or balance the team they’re joining.

The Process & Precision quadrant

An Executing Team is associated with two quadrants, one of them being Process & Precision, but a team can have individuals from any quadrant.

The Results & Discipline quadrant

This is the second quadrant that Executing Teams are most commonly associated with.

  • Focus on process and predictability
  • Prefer analytical decision making
  • Communicate after thorough reflection on their own
  • Focus on results and goal achievement
  • Prefer a focus on tasks and execution
  • Resolve conflict by focusing on the task involved

Getting the best out of your team

With each team, there are strengths you want to lean on, as well as caution areas you should account for. Based on what you’ve learned about Executing Teams, use the interactive below to determine some actions to get the most from your team.

You shouldn’t just rely on your Team Type to achieve success. Although it’s important, there is also another factor to consider, and that’s your Team Strategy.

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