Team workshop: Working Styles

Written by Sophia on May 17, 2023.

Want to get to know your team better? Need to lead a team building workshop at an upcoming team event? Lead an interactive workshop to help your team get to know each other’s working styles better.

I led this Working Styles workshop for a team of 15 people. Although we were not a new team, by the end of the workshop, we all learned something new about each other.

Working Styles template

Workshop goal

  • Team gets to know each other’s preferred working styles

When to use

  • With a new team or with people you haven’t worked with before

Recommended time

  • 1 hour

Materials needed

  • Large poster paper or whiteboard
  • Small sticky-note or dot stickers
  • Pens

How to use


  1. Tailor the template to your team. Ask your team if there’s anything they want to add.
  2. Write down the questions on a large poster paper or whiteboard.
  3. Print out the worksheet for the number of participants.


  • 10 minutes: Participants fill out their own worksheet based on where they fall on the spectrum of each category.
  • 5 minutes: Participants put initials on their sticky-note/dot stickers and stick on poster paper.
  • 5 minutes: Observe similarities and differences. Team shares 1-2 reflections.
  • 30 minutes: Pair off and discuss working styles. Switch pairs after 4 minutes.
  • 5 minutes: Team shares 1-2 reflections.

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