Belbin Team Roles is a Team Development programme of identification of specifically behavioural strengths in the workplace. It is based upon the belief that 'Members of a team seek out certain roles and they perform most effectively in the ones that are most natural to them.' This programme is one which measure behaviour and not personality and so can be understood as a measure of a person's tendency to behave, react, contribute and inter-relate to others in certain ways.
The focus of Belbin is understanding an individual's strengths as well as the strengths of others and the ways in which these may clash or compliment one another in the daily working environment. Importantly the programme has a specific focus on what are termed 'allowable weaknesses' and are the elements of character which are unique to each team role. They key thing is reaching a balance through self awareness and understanding on a personal level as well as in a professional setting.
Through our Team Roles Workshops we can help your team increase it's effectiveness now, as well as plan for the future through using the Belbin Self Perception Inventory alongside our own Experiential Learning methods, allowing team members to maximise strengths and contain any weaknesses as you learn from each other to mirror the behaviour of other individuals until it too becomes a part of your role. This is important in identifying each team member's contribution in considering both the short-term and long-term goals of the company. The focus of this programme is in achieving balance between the Team Roles which feature in your team so that you can achieve fusion of skills and behaviours in order to get the best from your team.