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After many years of research into teams in the workplace, Dr Meredith Belbin identified nine different behaviours that people exhibited within teams.

The most successful teams were not those that necessarily with the most intelligent people in it, but those with all of the nine behaviours present.  We call these the nine Team Roles.

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The original versions of Meredith Belbin’s book, Management Teams: Why They Succeed Or Fail (1981) included paper versions of the Self-Perception Inventory. It should be noted that we own the copyright to and do not allow this questionnaire to be copied or reproduced in any form. Since this version of the book was published Belbin Team Roles have evolved and a ninth role (Specialist) added. The only way to get an accurate Belbin Report is through our online system.

Training Journal Articles: Team Role Theory in Higher Education

Teaching in education

A series of three articles where Gillian Smith and Pat Yates set the scene for research they have undertaken into increasing students’ employability skills

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.

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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.