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Karoliina Virtanen

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Belbin Team Roles
Basic knowledge
Dr. M.R. Belbin
How it all got started
Team Roles
Team inventory test
Allowable weaknesses
Different teams
How to create effective team
How this theory helps companies
Company examples
Raymond Meredith Belbin
- Born in 1926
- Studied i.a. classics, psychology,
antropology & economics
Belbin Team Role theory
Management Teams
published 1981
Belbin Associates
founded 1988
- Nowadays makes speeches &
plays an active role at Belbin Associates

Basic knowledge
- Concept to create as effective management team as possible
- Commonly used:

- Self-perspection test
- Nine different team roles
- Based on research by Belbin
- Nine years study

The Belbin Team
Inventory Test
- To find what roles you have
- Self-perception questionnaire
- Person tend to have 2-3 different team roles
- Team role can change in different projects
- Overlapping between similar roles -> confusion
- Possibility not to find the right role
- Person can be stigmatized with a team role-> can't rely on 100%
- Easy to misunderstand the test or theory
- Research itself has some flaws

Team roles

- Helps you discover behavior, strengths and weaknesses
- Every role can be a leader, follower or peer
- Different team roles can take lead at different times/stages during the process.
- Environmental factors have influence inter-personal behavior
How this theory helps companies?
By Karoliina Virtanen & Elmer Juslin
-build productive teams,
relationships, trust & understanding
-aid recruitment processes
-raise self-awareness

Allowable weaknesses
How it all
got started?
- No earlier studies about individual behavior's impact for team work
- Members were volunteered but selected
- Teams created
- Research was developed during it was going on
-Two different "games":
- EME (1 week)
- Teamopoly (1 day)

Different teams
Apollo teams
-Members who got high score in mental ability
- Hypothesis differences totally from the result
- Successful when conscious of team composition
Apollo syndrome

- Extra critical
- No respect for others proposals
- Difficulties with

-Lots of debating
- Significant activities ignored
->Apollo teams weren't successful
- Example NASA
- decision making
- to manage
- didn't care about competitors
- team members were underestimated by others

Pure teams
Winning teams
How to create an effective team?
- Same values
-Balance between team roles
- Environmental factors
- High mental ability -> increases ability to solve problems
- Know reliable data about people
- One Plant & Extrovert member
- Right amount of members
-Awareness of team members
-IKEA recruitment

- Good self-awareness
- Good team role balance
- Feeling of membership
- Awareness of team roles improves performances
-Should include one Plant
- Other members support is relevant
-Every role has some lacks
-A reason why the roles fulfill each other

Source: http://www.belbin.com/rte.asp?id=8
- Consisted by one team role
- Member can be extrovert
or introvert
- Extrovert teams perform better
- Pure Implementer teams
-Management teams,
R. Belbin, 1981, Belbin
Project Management Leadership
, R. Burke & S. Barron, 2007, Burke Publishing
Belbin Associates
, www.belbin.com
- Wikipedia,
Meredith Belbin
, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meredith_Belbin, 2014
-Inventory test, www.cert-uk.info, w.y.

-Identify peoples strengths and weaknesses
-Ensuring better communication
-Conflict management
-Change management
-Leadership development
http://www.leadershipsolutions.co.nz/images /TAP.jpg
H. Lundbeck
- Pharmaceutical company
- Vision:
Become world leader in psychiatry and neurology

- Established 1915
- HRD division 2008
- High-performing team
- Not just concentrate on professional roles
- Other divisions in H. Lundebeck couldn't use Belbin's team management

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