TPI and TPM – Would You Hazard A Guess?

TPI (Forrester/Drexler Team Performance Indicator)/TPM (Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Model)

It’s not as difficult as it may seem.  The Forrester/Drexler Team Performance Indicator (TPI) is based off of an organizational chart, the Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Model® (TPM).  The TPM chart is a visual seven-step guide to forming harmonious, successful, and effective teams.  At each stage, there are descriptions of what to expect at the time and indicators of the team performing well, if it needs improvement and how to improve and become the most effective team possible. The steps are as follows:

  1. Orientation – Why am I here?
  2. Trust Building – Who are you?
  3. Goal clarification – What are we doing?
  4. Commitment – How will we do it?
  5. Implementation – Who does what, when, and where?
  6. High Performance  -WOW!
  7. Renewal – Why?

The TPI describes and works out the potential problems of each stage of team development to ensure high performance, and satisfaction for all team members.  It is less of a personality test and more of a team evaluation/team problem solver.  It is unique especially because of its visual aspect.  A tangible representation of each member’s viewpoint and the team’s issues and strengths are visually presented.  By recognizing issues early, a team can eliminate trouble spots before they are encountered to ensure the smooth success of team goals.

As with every other assessment listed, teams and team leaders place different values on characteristics and aspects of a team and its process.  Every team is different, every organization is different, and it is important to evaluate the results the TPI with that in mind.

We will continue to examine the TPI in our next blog.


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