The Team Roles were developed by Dr. Meredith Belbin to identify people’s behavioural strengths and weaknesses in the workplace and are used by thousands of organisations worldwide.
Belbin® Team Roles are used to identify people’s behavioural strengths and weaknesses in the workplace. This information can be used to:
- Build productive working relationships
- Select and develop high-performing teams
- Raise self-awareness and personal effectiveness
- Build mutual trust and understanding
- Aid recruitment processes
Belbin® Team Roles measure behaviour, not personality,
and so can be defined as:
A tendency to behave, contribute and interrelate with others in a particular way.
– Dr. Meredith Belbin
The Team Roles that Meredith Belbin identified are used widely in thousands of organisations all over the world today. By identifying our Team Roles, we can ensure that we use our strengths to advantage and that we manage our weaknesses as best we can. Sometimes, this means being aware of the pitfalls and making an effort to avoid them. He categorised them into nine different team roles:
To find out more about the nine team roles click here.