Definition of Belbin team roles
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Belbin team roles Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
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R. Meredith Belbin was a researcher in the dynamics of team work. He developed a model of teams and categorised team members into 8 roles: 1.Chairman. The controller of the team. Someone who co-ordinates the resources, maximises their effectiveness within the team and ensures that the objectives of the group are met. 2.Company Worker. Translates the concepts of the group and produces a practical plan for meeting them. Is a systematic and efficient executor of plans. 3.Completer Finisher. The one who focuses on areas which need close attention to successfully complete. Keeps a feeling of urgency in the team. 4.Monitor Evaluator. A problem analyser who can evaluate ideas and make a balanced decision. 5.Plant. The proposer of new ideas and strategies. 6.Resource Investigator. Handles external contacts for the group. 7.Shaper. Shapes the teams efforts and the way the group works. 8.Team Worker. Supports the other members of the team when difficulties are encountered. A good communicator who fosters team spirit. A successful team needs most, if not all, of the eight role types.Copyright © 2001, Ray Wright