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Revisiting Belbin


I am arranging a team development day and the manager I am liaising with has asked me to look at Belbin. The same team completed Belbin questionnaires at a previous development day and found it useful. I don't want to go over the same ground but have drawn a blank on what I can do differently. Any suggestions would be welcome.

Kate Oades

4 Responses

  1. after basic belbin?
    It would be useful to know what you have done with the group to be able to contribute fully.

    What is the purpose of this TDD? how will success be measured?

    There are loads of different activities that can be used with belbin (or any other team development process (M-Mcann, STAR teams, Creatrix etc)


  2. Belbin updated
    The team development day aims to improve team efficiency by establishing what the team wants to acheive and what each person brings to the team. The past use of Belbin was a basic examination of each delegate’s profile and how that effects their involvement within the team.

  3. Rather than revisit, why not use?
    Perhaps you could use the Belbin they already know rather than regurgitate it.

    As a first activity give them a short exercise…then debrief asking them to identify the Belbin behaviours..highlight the outcomes against these.

    You could then get them to analyse a realife situation from their recent team experience.

    This avoids introducing another “theory” and reminds them of the Belbin they have already found useful.

  4. Contact Belbin
    Hi Kate

    In a team I worked in previously, we got someone from Belbin to come in. They did a lot of work around how we each worked with other members of the team and how we could use our team types to strengthen the team. There was quite a lot of discussion activity and we found it very useful. It took the subject to another level and gave us much more understanding of how and why we worked with each other.




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