chapter  13
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Team roles and colour codes

Team roles and colour codes - A team role is a characteristic way of behaving and contributing to a team and is very much dependent on the attributes of the person, whereas the assignment of work in terms of how that work should be carried out is subject to the authority and discretion of the manager. Managers have their own preferred styles. Some are domineering and autocratic, others believe in devolution and delegation or are keen to foster participation. They assign work therefore in different ways and also according to the different pressures and urgencies arising. It can therefore be largely a matter of chance as to whether the work that is distributed in a characteristic way along with an expectation as to how it should be carried out is appropriate to the favoured team roles of the person to whom the work is assigned. All is eventually revealed. The manager will observe that the worker is satisfactory or no good at the job.