Consulting - Belbin
Engage and develop the talent that is already around you.
Discover the behavioural strengths and weaknesses of the individuals that you work with. Use Belbin to help build high-performing teams, maximise working relationships, and to enable people to learn about themselves.
- The 9 team roles
- Balance is key
During his research, Meredith Belbin found that each of the behaviours were essential in getting the team successfully from start to finish. The key was balance. For example, Belbin found that a team with no Plants struggled to come up with the initial spark of an idea with which to push forward. However, once too many Plants were in the team, bad ideas concealed good ones and non-starters were given too much airtime. Similarly, with no Shaper, the team ambled along without drive and direction, missing deadlines. With too many Shapers, in-fighting began and morale was lowered.
- How do I find out my Team Role preferences
To find out which of the 9 Belbin Team Roles you have an affinity towards, and which ones you donít, you need to start by completing a Belbin Self-Perception Inventory. Contact us for the link with the questionnaire. You can add depth and context to your report by asking people who work with you to complete an Observer Assessment. This will help you see not only which roles you prefer, but which ones your colleagues see and value!