BELBINS THEORY ON TEAM ROLES
What the author has learned from belbins team roles?
That belbins team roles theory is used to identify behavioral strengths and weaknesses in team. According to the author if a team is successful in doing that delegation of task becomes really easy as they already know whose good at what and how the team can compensate for individual members weaknesses. The information can also be used for: Build productive working relationships
Select and develop high-performing teams
Raise self-awareness and personal effectiveness
Build mutual trust and understanding
Aid recruitment processes
According to belbin team roles theory, it measures behavior and not personality. Dr. Meredith belbin believes that we should play our strengths as an advantage and manage our weaknesses which could sometimes mean being aware of the pitfalls and making an effort to avoid them.
The nine team roles that are mentioned by Meredith belbin and that are widely used in organizations are: Plant (PL)
Resource investigator (RI)
Completer finisher (CF)
Team worker (TW)
PL- The first Team Role to be identified was the Plant. The role was so-called because one such individual was “planted” in each team. They tended to be highly creative and good at solving problems in unconventional ways.
ME- One by one, the other Team Roles began to emerge. The Monitor Evaluator was needed to provide a logical eye, make impartial judgments where required and to weigh up the team’s options in a dispassionate way.
CO- Coordinators were needed to focus on the team’s objectives, draw out team members and delegate work appropriately.
RI- When the team was at risk of becoming isolated and inwardly-focused, Resource Investigators provided inside knowledge on the opposition and made sure that the team’s idea would carry to the world outside the team.
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