The Nine Belbin Team Roles
What are the nine Belbin Team Roles?
A Belbin Report will help you to understand your strengths and weaknesses in relation to the nine “Team Roles” – clusters of behavior that have a positive impact on team performance. In order for a team to be successful, the right Team Role contributions need to be brought in at the right time. In a Belbin report, you’ll learn:
- Which Team Roles you have a preference for and which ones you may be weaker in
- How your team or observers see your strengths and weaknesses for each role
- Team Role feedback to help you play to your strengths
- Suggested working styles and placements base on your Team Roles
Compiling a team’s Belbin reports into a Team Report can provide additional insights to better understand and improve team dynamics and effectiveness.
Are all Team Roles needed at all times?
t’s not always necessary to have all Team Roles working simultaneously. It’s important to consider the team objectives, and then work out which tasks need to be undertaken. Once this has been done, discussions can take place regarding how and when each Belbin Team Role behaviour should be utilized.
Using the Belbin Reports can give people a greater understanding of their strengths, which leads to more effective communication in the team. Managers can put together great teams, enhance the performance of existing ones, and ensure that everyone feels that they are making a difference in the workplace.