the kazi language explained, for talent

kazi team roles

The Kazi Team Roles Test supports talent in their search for a workplace that fits their needs, by identifying which (team) role suits them best. At the same time, we also assess the employer needs. As a result, each and every talent gets a clear overview of his or her desired team role(s). Our research was designed and conducted in partnership with a team of therapists, HR-experts and academics.

Goal-oriented performer

This team role means that you focus on finding solutions and reaching set goals. In a group, you tend to focus on what has to be done in the short-term. You are a “doer”. Action is more important than planning. You like to complete tasks and focus fully on the task at hand. In case of problems, you try to find realistic and practical, feasible solutions. Your talent is task- and action-driven working.


This team role means that you can think out of the box. In a group, you bring creative solutions to existing problems. You’re the innovator in a team. You prefer experimenting over the routine; all while discovering new things and learning about them. In solving problems, you always use your imagination. Your talent is to work innovatively.


This team role means that you generally have a clear vision of the future and the direction that you and your team have to take. In a group you, tend to focus on the strategic aspects. You critically analyze the long-term relevance of the team’s roles. You are very analytically inclined and love complex problems. You analyze the pros and cons and separate relevant from irrelevant information. You take decisions based on the gathered information. Your talent is to analyze and to think and act strategically.


This team role means that you keep a broad overview and can indicate the fastest road to success. You never lose sight of the big picture and thus keep control over the long-term planning. In your planning you keep an eye on the overall objectives and not only on the short-term tasks. Your talent is timing and maintaining structure.


This team role means that you look to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in reaching short term-goals. You can achieve much in a short term as a result of your efficiency. If everyone muddles along, you bring focus and make sure that everyone is back on track. You provide structure by working with an agenda and planning. Your talent is working efficiently.

Team player

This team role means that you want and can obtain commitment and action from each team member. You thrive when you work in a team and build a pleasant working atmosphere. You know how to involve team members in a project and how to increase the trust in a team. You are also genuinely interested in every member of your team. Your talent is successful collaboration in a team.


This team role means that you try to maximize the potential of each business partner or team member. You challenge people to continuously raise the bar for themselves. You exude confidence and are able to motivate people to do their utmost and to deliver top performance. You are also interested in your people’s dreams and ambitions. Your talent is to inspire and challenge people.


This team role means that you easily make contacts and that you try to bring your team outside. It is easy for you to get to know new people and you establish very quickly what their interests and competencies are. With this knowledge, you can approach them to help contribute to the project. Your strength is in your ease in approaching people who can be valuable to the team.

kazi work values

The Kazi Work Values Test enables talent to express their expectations, to jumpstart their search for the right workplace. Using the same techniques, we also define the employer needs. As a result, each and every talent gets a clear overview of his or her desired team role(s). Our research was designed and conducted in partnership with a team of therapists, HR-experts and academics.


In my ideal job, I have a large degree of freedom to perform tasks. I prefer to decide myself when and in what sequence I do this. Personal and professional development is important to me. I wish to be able to attend training sessions to enhance my skills both within my area of expertise and outside. In my ideal job, I have career opportunities both in my current job and for other functions.


In my ideal job, I can be creative. I enjoy improving and renewing products and processes. As an innovative thinker, I thrive in a dynamic and evolving environment, where things change regularly. My entrepreneurial spirit comes in handy. In my ideal job, my tasks and responsibilities change often. I am continuously challenged and have to step out of my comfort zone.

People person

In my ideal job, I enjoy encounters with people in the organization but also outside. I enjoy dealing with the client and want to see the result of my work. I think consideration for the ideas and sensitivities of others is very important. In my ideal job, I get fulfillment from doing things for people outside the organization, and contribute to their happiness and well-being.


Ideally my job consists of tasks that require accuracy and precision.


My ideal job is clearly described -- having precise procedures and work methods is important to me. I like to know what is expected of me and appreciate regular feedback on my performance. I prefer working in a familiar and informal environment.


In my ideal job, my work is results-driven. How the goals are reached is less important than reaching them. I like taking responsibility for the delivered product or service. I enjoy having a say in the matters that have an important impact on the organization or on the work of others.