Use Belbin to help you get the best out of your teams.
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 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.
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.
Belbin is a behavioural tool, rather than a psychometric test or personality profile.
Unlike personality, behaviour can change over time, based on a number of different factors. The Reports contain personalised guidance and advice for both individuals and their managers.
Knowing the strengths and potential weakness of individuals, and seeing how people will work together as a team offers many advantages for both the organisation and the individuals within it.
As the Reports are compiled using both an individual’s perception of him/herself in the workplace combined with how their colleagues see them it makes it harder to cheat the results, making it more valuable than other reports or tests available.
The uses for Belbin are numerous
- Selecting people to form a high-performing team, and developing those teams on an on-going basis
- Making decisions about which individuals to recruit or promote
- Resolving conflicts at work
- Helping managers to ensure that they are allocating the right work to the right people and maximising motivation and performance
- Providing individuals with the information they need to take the next step on their career path
- Building productive working relationships
- Raising self-awareness and personal effectiveness
- Building mutual trust and understanding
Using Belbin will give you
- Balanced teams based on behavioural contributions, not job titles
- Self-aware individuals who can adapt their behaviours according to the situation and business need
- The right people doing the right tasks, leading to better-performing teams
- Depersonalised team conversations, using a common language to discuss team contributions
- Informed decision-making based on fact rather than a gut-feel or hunch
- Confidence when making decisions involving people
- Insight into behavioural strengths and weaknesses that don’t necessarily show up on a CV