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Team Role Theory: Articles and Resources

MTR-i Team Role Theory is derived from Carl Jung's model of Psychological Type. This is the same theory from which the Myers Briggs Type Indicator was developed. This section of our website on Team Role Theory includes the following articles:


MTR-i Team Role Theory examines the differing roles that team members perform. It is mainly concerned with two domains: team performance and personal growth.

Key Principles Summary

The three key principles of Team Role Theory, that have a significant impact on both team and individual performance, are Adaptation, Synchronisation and Stretch.


'Adaptation' is an important principle in team role theory: good adaptation produces high performance. Many examples of poor adaptation can be seen in everyday events.


Synchronisation is a technique that enables a team to make rapid progress in discussions: it involves all team members using the same team role at the same time.


Stretch is the difference between one preferences and behaviour, between Myers Briggs preferences and MTR-i team role.

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©2013 Team Technology. Further articles/resources that may be of interest include: Personality Test, Personality Type Descriptions, Myers Briggs overview, The Basics of Team Building, What Career is Right for Me?, and Career ideas.