Teams need the unique talents and experience of all their members. Every person performs some tasks quite naturally and effectively and will typically be less adequate at other tasks. True teamwork only occurs when team members complement each other’s strengths.
The Belbin Team Roles profiling identifies the strengths that individuals contribute to a team, and encourages each person to use and develop their natural behaviours, whilst managing their shortcomings or "allowable weaknesses". Acceptance of the allowable weaknesses frees up individuals to contribute their strong behaviours to the team. It is gaining the right balance of strengths and weaknesses that makes great teamwork possible.
The Belbin Team Roles profiling system identifies particular groups of team behaviours (with strengths and weaknesses in each) as nine "team roles". All nine roles are critical in a team if it is to operate effectively. Each team role is shaped by personality and learned behaviour.
Belbin’s work has shown that irrespective of the balance of functional skills in a group, if the group does not have the right balance of team roles then the functional resources can rarely be optimally applied.Belbin Team Roles provide the means to:
The collection and processing of team member’s data (using self perception and observation by colleagues) provides the information to identify the natural team roles of members in a team. Individual and team profiles are developed and the consultant provides individual and team sessions to debrief the process and embed the learning with the team.
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