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Comparative Analysis of FIRO-B and Belbins Team Roles

UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF Dr. Swarup Kumar Mohanty Associate Professor IMI - Bhubaneswar

SUBMITTED BY Mr. Ajeet Singh Chauhan PGDM 2012-14 IMI Bhubaneswar

Date: 22-10-2012

Belbins Team Role Model

After observing teams working together for years, he made some unique observations: People on teams assume different team roles: A team role is a tendency to behave, contribute and interrelate with others in a certain way He derived 9 roles from those he observed that people will fall under Each team role will determine the teams success

Belbin suggested that by understanding your team role within a particular team we can develop our strengths and manage our weaknesses as a team member and improve how you contribute to the team. Team Leader and Team Development Leaders will often use Belbins tool and approach to help create more balanced teams. Belbin's "team-roles" are based on observed behavior and interpersonal styles. Belbin suggests that people tend to adopt a particular team-role, bear in mind that your behavior and interpersonal style within a team is to some extent dependent on the situation: It relates not only to your own natural working style, but also to your interrelationships with others, and the work being done. Belbin identified nine team roles and he categorized those roles into three groups: Action Oriented People Oriented Thought Oriented Action Oriented Shapers (SH) Implementer (IMP) Completer-Finisher (CF)

People Oriented Coordinator (CO) Team Worker (TW) Resource Investigator (RI) Thought Oriented Plant (PL) Monitor-Evaluator (ME) Specialist (SP)











Whenever we interact with someone or when we build any relationship with any other human being in our subtle mind we are subconsciously fulfilling our needs. All human interaction, relations are based on transfer of emotional balance. FIRO-B theory is based on the belief that when people get together in a group they are looking to obtain essentially three different things. Inclusion Control Affection Inclusion forming new relationships associating with people determines the extent of contact Control decision-making influence and persuasion between people extent of power/dominance that a person seeks Affection emotional ties warm connections between people extent of closeness that a person seeks FIRO-B is used to understand how individual and teams behave towards others and what do they expect or want in return, basically understanding their social needs. It is used to understand interpersonal behaviour. It can help to determine how good one fits in various situations and work environments and with various people

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