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Parker Team Player Survey


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Create work productivity with the Parker Team Player Survey

  • This 24 page self-assessment will help teams transform their talents and build upon work productivity with a more effective team. 
  • All team members identify their primary team player style as a: contributor, collaborator, communicator, and challenger. 
  • The Parker Team Player Survey is meant to be administer in a team meeting. Each individual booklet includes complete scoring information, interpretation of the results, and feedback materials.

Team members will be able to complete the Parker Survey right in the meeting. Once team members know their style, they will discover a few attributes about their work productivity. They will learn how to best use their style to improve team performance, when and how to adjust their role on the team to meet the team's needs, and what others think of their team player style, with an optional companion survey. Additionally, The Parker Team Player Survey is a budget friendly, highly effective assessment that is perfect to use for discovering new facets about your team. This work productivity product will help you discover informative ice breaker activities for newly founded teams, development tools for intact teams, when a team leader or HR Support member would like to lead an easy and effective team activity, as well as what to do when time is short.

  • Also available in Spanish and French 
  • Effective tool for team development
  • Please call for information. 202-237-7179

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A 1994 study of the validity and reliability of the Parker Team Player Survey, reports:

"The Parker Team Player Survey (PTPS) is designed as a self-report assessment of team player style as described in Parker's theory. In an attempt to estimate the psychometric properties of this instrument, both organizational and academic subject pools were used to demonstrate reliability and validity. The PTPS demonstrated acceptable test-retest reliability for all four team styles of Communicator, Collaborator, Challenger, and Contributor.

The measures of internal consistency were low for the Challenger and Collaborator styles given the small number of items and the tendency for individuals to report more than one style. No significant differences were found in the reliability coefficients calculated for the business or student samples. Validity was measured through a comparison of self and peer ratings on the PTPS gathered at a variety of organizations. Whereas the correlations were all statistically significant, the correlation for the Collaborator score was low.

Additionally, a panel of trained student judges participated in a sorting task in which they sorted the survey stimulus items into one of the four team style categories. This attempt at construct validity showed good agreement for all four styles, with the Collaborator again being the weakest."

Kirnan, J.P, Woodruff, D. (1994). Reliability And Validity Estimates Of The Parker Team Player Survey. Educational And Psychological Measurement, Vol. 54 (4): 1030-1037.


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