Working in Teams

Your Role on a Team

There are many different roles that team members play.
Often you will play more than one role.

  • Leader: sets agendas, facilitates meetings, monitors progress
  • Initiator: suggests new ideas
  • Recorder: records ideas
  • Skeptic: looks for potential flaws in ideas
  • Optimist: tries to maintain a positive outlook and direction
  • Timekeeper: tracks time spent on topics in meeting
  • Gate Keeper: ensures that each member provided input on each issue
  • Summarizer: summarizes a list of options, tasks, or meeting results.