Margerison McCann: The Team Management Wheel
Charles Margerison and Dick McCann developed one of the leading tools to help managers with team performance: the Team Management Wheel.
Watching this video is worth 3 Management Courses CPD Points*.
(See below for more details)
This video is part of course module number 4.3.7
Program 4: Managing & Leading Groups
Course 3: Teams
Section 7: Masters of Teams
Other videos in this section include:
🎬 Katzenbach & Smith: The Wisdom of Teams
🎬 Meredith Belbin: The Belbin Team Roles Profile
🎬 Patrick Lencioni: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
When you want your team to perform well, there are two approaches you can take:
• Manage them well
• Select them for a good balance
Charles Margerison and Dick McCann co-founded Team Management Systems and co-wrote Team Management: Practical New Approaches: https://geni.us/akBFtV
Together, Margerison and McCann have developed a fair number of interconnecting models. There is too much to attempt to describe them here. They include work on:
• Workplace values
• Influencing skills
• Opportunities and Obstacles
Types of Work Wheel
Margerison and McCann assessed team members’ activities into eight work functions. They describe them as:
Different jobs have different critical functions that need people with the right skills and competencies, to perform them well.
Critical Work Functions
Every job role will have a number of ‘critical work functions’. These make the difference between good and poor job performance.
Margerison and McCann define ‘role preferences’: roles in a team that people are most likely to enjoy. When people’s critical work functions match their work preferences, they are likely to:
• be happier in their job
• perform better
Team Role Preferences
Margerison and McCann’s measures are how people prefer to:
• relate with others (Relationship)
• gather and use information (Information)
• make decisions (Decisions)
• organize themselves and others (Organization)
These measures lead them to create RIDO scales (Relationships, Information, Decisions, Organization). And these scales showed a strong relationship to the Types of Work.
The Linker Role
At the center of the Margerison McCann Team Management Wheel is the ‘Linker’ role. We need to be able to take this role to be successful in our jobs. It is how we integrate and coordinate with other people, within and outside our team.
The Linker role is particularly important for the team leader, as you’d expect.
1. Think about how you like to participate in the teams you currently are a part of. Which team roles do you most readily play? (2 MC CPD Points)
2. Think about your current team. Go through the member and think about the roles they each most often play. Are there any obvious gaps? Are there any roles where two or more people compete to play them? (4 MC CPD Points)
3. From your analysis in 1 and 2, think about what steps may help to better balance your team. What can you do to help? (2 MC CPD Points)
– Team Management: Practical New Approaches https://geni.us/akBFtV
Managers need a basic set of kit to do your job well. Here are my top recommendations: https://kit.co/MikeClayton/manager-s-work-kit (the links are affiliated)
Management Courses Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points
You can record your Management Courses CPD points on our free, downloadable CPD record log.
Download it at: https://gum.co/MC-CPD
Each video has two levels of MC CPD points. For this video:
– If you simply watched the video, record 3 MC CPD points
– If you also carried out all of the recommended exercises, score a total of 11 MC CPD points
Links to our book recommendations are affiliated through Amazon
#MastersOfTeams #ManagementCourses #TeamManagementWheel