Why Use Belbin?


Belbin® Team Roles is a methodology used to help individuals and teams achieve better business resultsSelf and observer feedback is analyzed to examine how individuals contribute, interrelate and behave on a team. Participants gain a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses, and how this relates to improved individual and team performance.


Effective Team Work Is Essential To Achieving Superior Business Performance

The fact is, if your teams lack effective interaction, your organization could face significant setbacks:
  • Potentially destructive “us and them” attitudes—especially among multiple teams working on large projects
  • Delayed projects and product launches, diminishing your competitive edge in a rapidly changing marketplace
  • An inability to work around cultural and geographic barriers in an increasingly global economy
  • Ineffective use of time, as senior managers play referee—sorting out interpersonal issues instead of ensuring deliverable quality and timely project completion
So why Belbin? We help industry-leading organizations establish sound leadership and create stronger, more effective teams. Belbin Team Roles have enabled thousands of individuals and companies worldwide to:

  • Build productive working relationships
  • Select and develop high-performing teams
  • Raise self-awareness and personal effectiveness
  • Aid recruitment processes

How does it work?

The Belbin Team Role approach:

  • Collects self and observer feedback
  • Compiles the information in a Belbin Report, which educates people about their strengths and weaknesses related to nine main Team Roles
  • Facilitates teams using this information to help team members play to their strengths and manage their weaknesses
  • Allows for improved communication, working relationships and performance
  • Offers eLearning for more in-depth understanding

Who uses Belbin Team Roles?

  • Individuals who want to become more self-aware about the contributions they make to a team and where they could improve
  • Teams who wish to identify their strengths and weaknesses, to become more effective and achieve better business results 
  • Trainers, consultants, managers and organizations who want to get the most out of their people and create a collaborative, communicative culture


Our clients include: Best Buy, Wells Fargo and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Why Belbin over other approaches?

The Belbin Team Role analysis is a behavioral assessment rather than a personality or psychometric one.

Personality is unlikely to change, so to get individuals and teams working more effectively, we need to focus on the point where changes can be made: our behaviors. 

Instead of only self-reporting, Belbin assessments also use 360° feedback to give people an accurate idea of how they fit into a team.

Data can be used on an individual or team basis, to support better business results.


How can I use Belbin?

Contact us for more information about custom Belbin offerings for your team or organization.


What does a Belbin Report Show Me?

A Belbin Report will help you to understand your strengths and weaknesses in relation to 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 based on your Team Roles

Compiling Belbin Reports within a team can provide additional insights to better understand and improve team dynamics and effectiveness.

Want to Find Out More?

Just give us a shout and we’re happy to answer your questions.

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Lindsay Lalla

Lindsay Lalla is the VP of Marketing and Client Support for Belbin North America. Most recently, she has been spearheading the introduction of the Belbin Team Role methodology into North America. Lindsay is a skilled facilitator, and also runs the Belbin Accreditation classes where she certifies others in the Belbin method.
Lindsay’s formal education is in instruction and performance. Combined with her 17 years of adult education experience, she brings a depth of understanding in how to deliver the highly experiential workshops that are a hallmark of the Belbin North America approach to education and organizational development.

Patrick Ballin

Patrick offers more than 25 years of experience with some of the most successful businesses in Europe as a consultant, change manager and executive coach.

He has helped many well-known organisations to get their ideas and projects off the ground by working with business leaders and their teams to optimise interaction, strategy and execution.
Patrick was Global Head of Supply Chain and Logistics Development for The Body Shop, an international retailer of ethical health and beauty products, and managed its change programme across 52 countries. In 2009, he set up the national redundancy coaching service, Rework, for the UK industry charity, Retail Trust. Patrick spent his earlier career with ACWL Group, one of the pioneering UK Apple Centres, where he was a divisional Director.
He holds an MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, is a Visiting Lecturer for Brighton Business School, a Fellow of the RSA and coach for social enterprise incubator On Purpose.

Max Isaac

Max is the CEO of 3Circle Partners. He brings a depth of knowledge and experience from his career in general management and consulting in North America, England, Europe and Asia.
Max has assisted CEOs and senior leaders within client organizations with the design and implementation of Interaction Planning processes, team based organizational development programs and Lean Six Sigma initiatives.
Prior to moving into the field of organizational development, Max was the CFO for the Retail Division within The Molson’s Organization, where he took a lead role in growing the business to over $1 billion in revenues, doubling its size in four years through acquisitions and internal growth.
Max is co-author of Close The Interaction Gap, The Third Circle – Interactions That Drive Results, Setting Teams Up for Success and A Guide to Team Roles. He is also the contributing author of the Organizational Change sections of Mike George’s books Lean Six Sigma published in May 2002 and Lean Six Sigma for Service published in June 2003. Max is a registered CPA, CA in Canada. His undergraduate degree was earned at Witwatersrand University, South Africa.