Sustainability Resources

Sustainability Resource – Role Overview

Sustainability Resource – Role Overview

Welcome to your role as Sustainability Resource for your group or team. This page and the resources it contains will help you create a role that supports your team sustain the use and value of the TMS material. It will be easy to weave this role into your busy schedule and we will be here to support you!

If you go through this page more or less from top to bottom, watch the videos and check out the resources you can design ways to help your team keep the TMS material moving forward by integrating it into the day to day work you and your team do. You can keep things simple and easy and before you know it your team will be using this material on a regular basis. And you will have supported that!

You are now the most important person on your team…. well at least to us!

TMP and Supporting Applications

Team Management Profile Overview and Supporting Applications Video

This video provides a brief overview of the 3 models that make up the Team Management Profile:

  1. The Types of Work Model
  2. The Four Measures of Work Preference
  3. The Team Management Wheel


As well there is a quick look at the applications that support these models. These applications are housed in the Online Activity Center of each person’s TMP ‘HUB”.

In the TMP debrief that you did you may have focused more on one of the models of the TMP than others. This overview will give you a sense of how you can support all 3 of these models.

Download the PDF – TMP and Supporting Applications

Accessing Your TMP HUB

Online Activity Center

Saving Sharing and Adding Feedback

Understanding the Team Management Profile HUB

One important role of the Sustainability Resource is helping others understand how to navigate and use their TMP HUB. These 3 videos explain the basics so you can help others.

The first video focuses on the process of accessing the profile HUB. Each person’s HUB is available online for a period of 3 years from the time they completed their profile. With you help and support they are going to want to access their HUB a lot over those 3 years!

The second video focuses on the Online Activity Center and what is available there with a special focus on the Pacing and My Team applications which tend to be the ones most teams can initially make the most use of.

The third video explains how to save, share and add feedback from and to your HUB.  This sharing capacity can really be used effectively by people and teams, especially virtual teams. Note that there is a generic video below that focuses on the basics of how someone can share their profile with anyone who has an active online HUB. You can use this video and make it available to others if your first step is sharing profiles with other team members.

The downloads below are graphic and text summaries of each of the videos that are intended to be shared by you, with others.


Download Accessing Your Team Management Profile HUB (PDF)

Download Online Activity Center – What’s Available (PDF)

Download Saving, Sharing and Adding Feedback (PDF)

Generic Saving Sharing and Adding Feedback to your HUB

Changing Patterns of Behavior

1st Steps to Sustainability

The very first thing you and your team may do is share profiles so everyone on the team has access to each others profile data. The first video here is intended to be used by you to help people understand how to do this. The first download below is a draft email in Word format that you can edit and use to initiate the sharing of profiles.

After this we suggest that the Pacing or My Team applications are the place to start. Below you will find 2 documents that outline how you can engage your team using your existing work patterns, meetings and interactions with these applications. There are 2 downloads for each of the Pacing and My Team applications. The first one is a design document that will help you prepare to be the person that initiates things and the second is a draft email that you can edit and send out to people to get things moving forward.

The second video provides just a little bit of background about changing patterns of behavior and why you want to keep your efforts to sustain the TMS material simple and as part of existing patterns, meetings and interactions within your team. This video is a short summary of how we have found it most effective to sustain the use of the TMP.

Don’t forget, you can post questions ideas and stories into the Sustainability Resource discussion group (look for the icon on the right of this web page) and we will respond as soon as we can.


Download draft email for sharing profiles (Word Document)

Download Design – Sustaining the TMP Using the Pacing Application with Your Team (PDF)
Download pacing design email (Word Document)

Download Design –  Sustaining the TMP Using the My Team Application with Your Team (PDF)
Download My Team design email (Word Document)

Communication Material

What is a Sustainability Resource? One page overview of this role that you can send to people who want to know!

Below are one page descriptions of each of the applications available for the Team Management Profile plus a few sample reports you might want to share

The following applications are automatically added to your end users Online Activity Center

Overview Video
Identifying Types of Work
Identifying Work Preferences
Identifying Role Preferences
Pacing Application – (Pacing Sample Report)
My Team – (My Team Sample Report)
Language of Team Work
Interactive Worldwide Norms
Research Highlights

The following applications are optional and you choose if you want your end users to receive them.

Coach Me
Job Characteristics
Identifying Key Strategic Issues
Job Match – (Job Match Sample Report)
Team Signals – (Team Signals Sample Report)
Identifying Linking Skills
High Energy Teams
The Reluctant Engineer
The Workplace Behavior Pyramid

Want to Learn More?

You might find the following blog posts of interest and value in your role as Sustainability Resource

This first set of posts focuses on why and how we are changing the assessment business.




These following posts come from the blogged e-Book OUCH! The Misfit Between Theory and Experience in Organizations. This set focuses on the Interaction Model and goes into much more depth on what it is and how it can be used.

OUCH! Interaction Model – The Left Loop

OUCH! Interaction Model – The Right Loop

OUCH! Interaction Model – Gesture and Response

This next set of posts again comes from OUCH! They focus on Learning and Development in organizations. The Sustainability Resource role is quietly changing L&D!

OUCH! Learning and Development

Learning and Development – The Mystery of Content Focused Events

Learning and Development – Roles

Learning and Development – Design

Learning and Development – Educator

Learning and Development – Consultant and Facilitator Roles

The Role of Learning ‘Events’

A Design Framework for Learning – 1

A Design Framework for Learning – 2