Managing Team Roles Indicator (MTR-i™)

Discover the roles people are playing in teams

You can explore your role behaviour across different situations by taking this questionnaire. It identifies the behavioural contribution you make in the situation you choose to explore and this can be compared to your personality preferences as identified by the TDI. The MTR-i™ is used to enrich team communication and increase the potential for adaptation and change. By providing a common language, teams can discuss what they do and individuals to compare their role behaviour with their personality preferences. The MTR-i report describes what the individual does and links these to what a team needs to be successful in terms of 8 key roles which focus on 8 key stages to get things done – Clarifying, Analysing, Innovating, Campaigning, Harmonising, Exploring, Conducting, Activating.

This questionnaire is not available free of charge.

Please contact Team Focus to discuss how you might access or use it teamfocus@teamfocus.co.uk or call 01628 637338.

This questionnaire is not available free of charge.

Please contact Team Focus to discuss how you might access or use it teamfocus@teamfocus.co.uk or call 01628 637338.

Test Details and Sample Reports

The MTR-i™ gives depth to all aspects of team and group development, at all levels within organisations. Also forms part of the Type Mapping System which allows personal preferences to be mapped onto team roles and aligned with organisational imperatives.

The roles we play depend on the demands of the situation, the skills we have and the personality styles we prefer.

Unfortunately, this means that we do not always end up doing what is most useful or appropriate in any particular situation. The Managing Team Roles Indicator (MTR-i™), which is based on the model of Psychological Type, is designed to identify what people are currently doing. It identifies the following unique roles:

  • Clarifying – questioning and collecting ideas that help to clarify. Focussing on priorities and approaching tasks in a thoughtful, reflective way;
  • Activating – seeking action, keen to get things done and remaining practical whilst focussing on getting tangible results;
  • Innovating – ideas oriented, seeking to create something different. May be seen as either vague dreamers or focussed visionaries
  • Exploring – seeking variety and experimentation; introducing the new and the unusual, challenging the status quo and acting as change agents;
  • Analysing – creating intellectual understanding, using logic, theories and mental maps, but not always finding these easy to communicate;
  • Conducting – reducing ambiguity by bringing structure, organisation and plans to get the job done;
  • Campaigning – focussing on a core purpose with real meaning and value; looking beyond the immediate and committing to a cause with passion;
  • Harmonising – focussing on creating a harmonious atmosphere; avoiding conflict and helping others to contribute by encouraging and supporting.

The MTR-i™ is part of an integrated approach to improving team performance that links personality, behaviour and performance challenge. As such it can be used with its sister questionnaire, the Ideal Task Profile Questionnaire (ITPQ™), and all versions of the Type Dynamics Indicator®.

Use to :

Identify the roles and contributions individuals make in a team.

Use for :

Mapping the range of roles performed by a team.

Suitable for :


Duration :

Self-timed, typically 10 minutes.

Number of items :

48

Reliability :


Norms :


Costs :

£12.00 + VAT (online administration & feedback report).

Training required

Delivery online

Paper delivery


User Guide

User Guide

Sample Reports

Candidate Sample Report