The assignment is according to the situation and study from lectures and team work during the course of human resource management. At the beginning of my assignment, it is essential to introduce our team. Our group consists of 1 Ukrainian, 1 Indian, 1 Angolan and 4 Chinese (include me). In this assignment, these team members will be referred to as A, B, C, D, E, F and G. The first part of the essay is focused on the team roles and personal characters. The second part of the essay investigates leadership observed in our team.
Team roles and personalities in our group
Cole (2002) defines a role as “the set of expectations held by the individuals concerned and those about them concerning how a job or task is to be performed”. Belbin (1993, 2001) has researched into team roles originally, and he identified 9 team roles. The team members play some roles which are described as follows.
In our team, I (person A) played the role as a specialist. Belbin (op.cit.) represents the specialist as “strength lies in being a dedicated and focused individual who likes to learn and constantly build his or her knowledge. The specialist likes to dig deep and is therefore a good resource who can contribute information and knowledge in a team situation”. Usually I would like to give my colleagues’ opinions. Also during a discussion of our team, I was single minded and self-starting. When our team could not conclude or reach a decision to a task given I often gave my distinctive idea without considering other members’ notions. My social knowledge and work experience seemed to be my strength. However, I could only contribute to our team in a narrow way and may not have seen whole things. This was my weakness could be discovered during our team work.
Member B in our team performed the role of shaper. Belbin (op.cit.) represents the shaper as...