Belbin Team Roles were developed in the 1970’s and have been continuously researched since!
Belbin is recognised as a leading Team theory across the globe. Belbin’s Team Roles identify how different team roles behave, contribute and interrelate with the team to create success and high performance.
Belbin suggests that, by understanding your role within a particular team, you can develop your strengths and grow your development areas to improve how you contribute to the team.
Belbin is used by Organisations around the globe in recruitment considerations and team building to develop more balanced teams.
Teams can become unbalanced if all team members have similar styles of behavior (team roles). If team members have similar weaknesses, the team as a whole is likely to have that weakness. If team members have similar team-work strengths, they may tend to compete rather than collaborate for tasks and responsibilities that best suit their natural styles.
There are 9 Team Roles, based around 3 elements of personality (thinking orientation, action orientation and people/social orientation. All team roles have strengths and weaknesses. And as with all Profiling tools, most people are strong on a primary style and some have two or more styles.
Profiling your team members, helping them understand Belbin Roles and the team strengths together, creates inclusiveness, understanding and cohesion. Team members come to appreciate how all Team Roles are valuable (regardless of their Job Role)! This empowers teams to be more self-reliant. The team also discovers where the gaps are in being able to achieve their maximum potential.
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