In this report I am going to be discussing the different team roles and how they are effective within a business. I will also be looking at what roles I took on during the KS5 Preparations Evening, how roles complement each other and what roles are essential for a high achieving team. I will also be looking into strategic planning, the strategic plans of *Blank* and how our team helped to meet these.
Introduction and comparison of different team roles
The roles of a team are based on the research into behavioural strengths and weaknesses conducted by Belbin. This theory suggests the roles needed in order to create the perfect high achieving team. Within each role there are some overlap of characteristics, however each role has specific features that will link team members to them. Each role will benefit the team in different ways and provide strength to balance every weakness. Each of the roles is as follows:
• Plant: someone with the ability to come up with original ideas in the team, these are often creative, imaginative and able to solve difficult problems. This type of person is likely to ignore the small details of their ideas and can be too caught up with the initial thinking of their ideas that they are not able to communicate effectively with their team members. They will have a very strong ownership of their own ideas and possibly look down on others.
• Monitor-evaluator: this type of person holds the ability to analyse different problems and come up with a calm strategic plan after looking at all the options the team has to follow. This person will have very accurate judgment, however they will lack the ability to inspire others in their work and can find themselves being too harsh critical over others with no regards for their feelings.
• Co-ordinator: this type of person will be very controlling over the team; they are mature with their decisions and are very confident as an individual. They