Belbin® for Teams

Using Belbin with Individuals in Your Organisation

All teams start with the individuals making up that team.

All teams start with the individuals.

Before you can start to analyse how your teams are working together, you need to look at each individual's contribution.  So, the first thing you will need to so is to generate a Belbin Individual Report for each person making up the team.  Once you have these, it is quick and easy to generate the Belbin Team Report, with no additional input required from your team members.

 

A Belbin Individual Report will:

 

  • Quickly identify an individual’s key strengths and weaknesses;
  • Show how their self-perceptions differ from how they are perceived by their colleagues;
  • Contain personalised guidance for the individual about how to manage their behaviour at work and how to make the most of their Team Role contributions;
  • Provide insights for line managers into preferred ways of working, and the environment in which an individual will thrive;
  • Suggest working styles that may be suitable for that individual.

 

Self-aware individuals make for a more harmonious workplace for everyone.  Awareness of an individual's strengths and weaknesses allows line managers to adopt different strategies when managing different people.

On each page of the Report guidance is given about how to use and interpret the information given so that both the individual and their manager can get the most out of it.

 

Why do some people seem to struggle more than others?

If you have an individual within your organisation who is struggling, then a Belbin Individual Report will quickly identify where their areas of strength and weakness lie.  You and they will still get value from the Report, regardless of whether or not you are planning to use Belbin with the rest of the team.

 



Download a Sample Report

Sample of an Individual Report containing both the Self Perception and the Observer feedback to give the full 360 perspective

  

The Reports are quick and easy to generate

The whole process takes place online and is quick and easy to use.  The individual completes a short questionnaire that takes around 20 minutes.  Once they have done this, a Belbin Report is generated immediately based on their own self-perceptions. Then up to 6 of their colleagues can input into the Report.  This is done via the Observer Assessment, which takes no more than 5 minutes.  Once at least 4 of their observers have fed back, a full Belbin Report is then generated that includes their Observer feedback too.

 

Belbin is affordable

Prices start at £42 incl. VAT for a one-off Individual Report, with discounts available when you buy larger volumes.

 

 

Belbin is perfect to use when:

  • Selecting someone to join a new or existing team;
  • Making decisions about which individuals to recruit or promote;
  • Resolving conflicts at work;
  • Helping managers to ensure that they are allocating the right work to the right people and maximising motivation and performance;
  • Providing individuals with the information they need to take the next step on their career path;
  • Building productive working relationships;
  • Raising self-awareness and personal effectiveness;
  • Building mutual trust and understanding.

You retain control.

As the administrator of your organisation’s account you can:

  • Determine when people receive their Reports;
  • Access the Belbin Report for each individual;
  • See who has completed Observer Assessments and who has not (and chase those who have not);
  • Request additional Reports (Team Reports and Working Relationship Reports) that require no additional input from your teams once they have their Individual Reports.
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Your website is very user-friendly - it's simple to navigate and find the information you need. In addition the process of purchasing reports and setting up delegates on your system was very straight-forward and made much simpler by your use of simple, appropriate terminology and labels. Another bonus is that the reports are e-mailed to me when they've been submitted , rather than me having to log-in and access them, thus allowing me to monitor submission much more easily.

Vicky Murphy - Oxford University Press