All organizations want high performing teams, but how can you ensure that yours will be?
Whether you’re forming a new team, introducing new people to an existing team, or trying to resolve issues within a team, a Belbin Team Report can help you to manage it.
The starting point is with the individuals making up the team. Once you have Individual Reports for each team member, you can bring that information together to make a Belbin Team Report.
What makes one team perform better than another?
Belbin’s original research showed that the most successful teams were not necessarily the ones with the smartest people in them, but those with the right blend of Team Roles (or behavioural contributions). There are nine different Team Role behaviours that must be present within the team in order for it to be as efficient and successful as it can be. Imagine if a team was full of creative ideas people, but had no-one to actually deliver the project!
This doesn’t mean that you need nine people in each of your teams, since each person can take on more than one Team Role.
How can Belbin help my teams perform better?
A Belbin Team Report will look at each of the individuals making up the team, and the contribution (or role) that they are most likely to play within the team. The Report will quickly identify where there are gaps, and where there are overlaps. Both of these situations could lead to conflicts within the team, and will mean that the team is not performing optimally. Information contained within the Report will help you to quickly identify who is the right person to perform each role or task within the team.
Click here to see a sample Belbin Team Report
Generating a Belbin Team Report couldn’t be easier.
In order to generate a Belbin Team Report, each person within that team first needs to complete a Belbin Individual Report. The Individual Report contains pages of personalised guidance that is useful for the individual and for their line manager. Once these have been done for everyone in the team, the Team Report can be generated with no additional input required from you or your teams.