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The nine Belbin Team Roles
Belbin have identified nine different clusters of behaviour that are displayed in the workplace. These are called the nine Belbin
Team Roles.

Discover the strengths (and allowable weaknesses) for each of the nine Belbin Team Roles

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Uses their inquisitive nature to find ideas to bring back to the team.

Strengths: Outgoing, enthusiastic. Explores opportunities and develops contacts.

Allowable weaknesses: Might be over-optimistic, and can lose interest once the initial enthusiasm has passed.

Don't be surprised to find that: They might forget to follow up on a lead.

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Don't be surprised to find that: They might be hesitant to make unpopular decisions. perceptive and diplomatic. Teamworker Helps the team to gel. Allowable weaknesses: Can be indecisive in crunch situations and tends to avoid confrontation. Listens and averts friction. converted by W eb2PDFConvert. Strengths: Co-operative. using their versatility to identify the work required and complete it on behalf of the .

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draw out team members and delegate work appropriately. leaving themselves little work to do. confident. Clarifies goals. Co-ordinator Needed to focus on the team's . Allowable weaknesses: Can be seen as manipulative and might offload their own share of the work. Strengths: Mature. converted by W eb2PDFConvert. Don't be surprised to find that: They might over-delegate. identifies talent.

Allowable weaknesses: Might ignore . Plant Tends to be highly creative and good at solving problems in unconventional ways. generates ideas and solves difficult problems. converted by W eb2PDFConvert. Strengths: Creative. free-thinking. Don't be surprised to find that: They could be absent-minded or forgetful. imaginative. and may be too preoccupied to communicate effectively.

making impartial judgements where required and weighs up the team's options in a dispassionate way. Strengths: Sober. converted by W eb2PDFConvert. Monitor Evaluator Provides a logical eye. strategic and discerning. Allowable weaknesses: Sometimes lacks the drive and ability to inspire others and can be overly . Sees all options and judges accurately.

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self-starting and . converted by W eb2PDFConvert. They provide specialist knowledge and skills. Don't be surprised to find that: They overload you with information. Specialist Brings in-depth knowledge of a key area to the team. Strengths: Single-minded. Allowable weaknesses: Tends to contribute on a narrow front and can dwell on the technicalities.

thrives on pressure. Allowable weaknesses: Can be prone to provocation. dynamic. Strengths: Challenging. converted by W eb2PDFConvert. Has the drive and courage to overcome obstacles. Don't be surprised to find that: They could risk becoming aggressive and bad-humoured in their attempts to get things done. and may sometimes offend people's feelings. Shaper Provides the necessary drive to ensure that the team keeps moving and does not lose focus or .

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Don't be surprised to find that: They might be slow to relinquish their plans in favour of positive changes. Allowable weaknesses: Can be a bit inflexible and slow to respond to new possibilities. Turns ideas into actions and organises work that needs to be done. converted by W eb2PDFConvert.Needed to plan a workable strategy and carry it out as efficiently as possible. Strengths: Practical. . reliable.

Polishes and perfects. anxious. converted by W eb2PDFConvert. subjecting it to the highest standards of quality control. and reluctant to . conscientious. Don't be surprised to find that: They could be accused of taking their perfectionism to extremes. Strengths: Painstaking. Completer Finisher Most effectively used at the end of tasks to polish and scrutinise the work for errors. Searches out errors. Allowable weaknesses: Can be inclined to worry unduly.

Research showed that the most successful teams were made up of a diverse mix of behaviours. Once this has been is important to first look at the team objectives. discussions can take place regarding which and when each Team Role behaviour should be utlised. However. Each Team Role has it's strengths and weaknesses. None of this is possible without an individual completing a Belbin Self-Perception Inventory and asking for feedback from their collegues. not all are required at the same time .com . and work out which tasks need to be undertaken. and each has equal importance. This doesn't mean that every team requires nine people! Most people will have two or three Team Roles that they are most comfortable with. The Belbin Report that is produced will help pin-point indivdual strengths to communicate and share with the rest of the team. There are no good or bad Team Roles. they had access to all nine Belbin Team Roles. converted by W eb2PDFConvert.

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