Belbin Team Roles
Belbin Team Roles
After many years of research into team behaviour and performance in the workplace, Belbin identified nine key types of behaviour. We call these the nine Belbin Team Roles. Each successful team had one of each of the nine Team Role behaviours present. This does not mean that each team needs to have nine people in it, since individuals can perform more than one Team Role.
Discover Team Roles
Belbin produce personalised behavioural reports for both individuals and teams. These reports identify which combination of the nine Team Roles individuals prefer to adopt, and pinpoint their strengths and weaknesses.
During the workshop participants will be engaged in discussions and exercises to demonstrate how the Belbin team diagnostics can be used to bring about immediate and enduring improvements in the performance of teams.
We facilitate sessions with teams at all levels, from boards of directors to new recruits.
A workshop will increase peoples’ understanding of themselves and their colleagues, helping to resolve conflict in the work environment and focusing the team on achieving its objectives more effectively.
The purpose of a Team building Workshop is to increase communication and effectiveness within the team or group so that it achieves its objectives. The team will have a common language and a framework to discuss their collective strengths and how best to use them.
Who would benefit from attending a Belbin Workshop?
- -> An existing team which needs to re-focus for a new challenge or strategy
- -> A new team which is not yet a cohesive unit
- -> A team in the aftermath of major change/re-organisation
- -> A problematic team, where conflicts are getting in the way of effectiveness
- -> An international project team whose members only meet occasionally
- -> A high performing team which wants to achieve even greater success
An individual report will identify which combination of the nine Team Roles an individual exhibits, and comes full of personalized direction and advice for that individual and for his or her manager.
A Belbin Team Report will identify how groups of individuals will perform together. In order to generate a Team Report, every member of the team will need to have completed a Belbin Individual Report. Once the Individual Reports have been generated, nothing else is needed – the information from the Individual Reports will be used to generate the Belbin Team Report.
13.00 – 13.05 Welcome by Jambar, General Briefing
13.05 – 13.15 Warm up and Pre-framing Activities
13.15 – 14.00 Context and discussion about the day
We allow the team to express their current mood before creating connection through authentic communication in pairs or group of 3 people. Using objects found around the room to help introduce and describe your partner to the group.
14.00 – 14.15 Introduction to Belbin Team Roles
What is Belbin all about? How it empowers you to your full potential at work?
14.15 – 15.15 Understanding Individual Reports
Guided discussion on the usage of the reports. Show team how their profile can help themselves and their team. Methods included: profile interpretation, short inputs, paired and group discussion.
15.15 – 15.30 Tea/Coffee Break
15.30 – 16.15 Practice, Practice and Practice!
There is no right or wrong opinion on how each person views the case study, only the realisation that different profile has different ways to connect effectively. Methods included: group discussions, paired discussion and short inputs.
16.15 – 17.45 Team activity and debriefing – Virus Game
Virus is a cooperative strategy game and as such it provides a refreshing change of pace from most board games. Rather than competing against each other, players all have to work together to try to defeat the game itself.
This activity is engaging yet there are some excellent learning points and conclusions that can be drawn from it and how those can be transferred and implemented to the business world.
17.45 – 18.15 Taking the team forward and wrap up
Finding an action plan to bring the team to be more cooperative and communicate more effectively in the future with a new insights on individual profile.