If there is anything they do not know the answer to, they will happily go and find out. The main contribution of the Monitor Evaluator is to evaluate the feasibility and practical value of ideas and suggestions that come from both within and outside the project team. However, they can become very critical, damping enthusiasm for anything without logical grounds, and they have a hard time inspiring themselves or others to be passionate about their work.
Weakness: Shapers can be argumentative and may hurt the feelings of others. They are typically excellent listeners, and are able to recognise the unique value that each team member contributes to the team. Monitor Evaluator Monitor Evaluators are thinking-oriented people who are great at analysing the ideas and options that others generate.
They are good listeners and diplomats, talented at smoothing over conflicts and helping parties understand one another without becoming confrontational. With this information, the next step of the research was to put these people in teams of various composition, and ask them to perform complex tasks requiring teamwork.
They tend to be extroverted and enjoy working with external stakeholders to help the team achieve its objective. Whilst a team full of shapers would constantly argue and get nothing done, having one shaper is a great way to drive a team to deliver.
Team Worker Team Workers are people-oriented people who ensure that the team is working well together, and will often sacrifice personal achievement and reward for the good of the team overall. Team Workers are seen to be the most supportive members of a team, concerned about how others are feeling and with a great capacity to adapt readily to different situations and different people.
Completer Finisher Completer Finishers are action-oriented people who ensure that projects are thoroughly completed.