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Articles

A selection of articles from leading journals and magazines where Belbin has been featured.

The Way Forward for Innovation Teams

Nel Mostert from The Netherlands outlines why Belbin in the way forward for Innovation Teams in the Journal of Creativity and Business Innovation.

 

 

Meredith Belbin - an Interview

Published by Training Journal in July 2017, an interview with the Father of Team Roles, Meredith Belbin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Work in Care Homes

Tracy Powley, Director at Focal Point Training, talks about the importance of Team Work in Care Homes. Reproduced with the kind permission of Care Management Matters: www.caremanagementmatters.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Belbin Team Role theory in higher education

In a series of three articles, Gillian Smith and Pat Yates set the scene, present the results and reveal their thoughts about increasing student employability and the importance of team working.

 

 

 

 

 

 

When 4 worlds collide

Talan Miller blends Team Role theory, Tuckman’s model, Situational Leadership and neuroscience to show how leadership changes as a team develops. Taken with kind permission from Training Journal, May 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rob Groen's Team Exercise

Rob Groen demonstrates how to help team members appreciate the importance of diversity in a successful team - Over the years I have developed a number of teambuilding games and exercises. The Crisis Team Exercise is my unrivalled favourite and has proven to be a real eye-opener; its effectiveness is obvious in the discussions it triggers among the participants. Taken with kind permission from Training Journal, December 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A beautiful mind - Edge Interview

Meredith Belbin’s pioneering insights into the make-up of effective teams took the world of work by storm in the 1970s. Thirty years on, for all the competition, Belbin’s team profiles remain as popular as ever. Jane Lewis went to meet the grandfather of modern psychometrics. Taken with kind permission from Edge Magazine, June 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Weaver - People Management Interview

Meredith Belbin’s explanation of how teams work has stood the test of time and spread across the globe. Michael Costello interviews the thinker who showed us the roles we take. Taken with kind permission from People Management 27th January 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design Innovation and the Team

Good design brings commercial success. The statement would be endorsed by many...my experience regrettably leads me to the words of the song: ... it ain't necessarily so. Written by Meredith Belbin. Reproduced with kind permission from The Design Management Institute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A little bit me, a little bit you

Victoria Brown explains that by analysing how individuals work in pairs, more effective and productive working relationships can be formed.

 

 

 

 

From the Blog

Catch up on the latest from the Belbin blog.

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16 May 2018

Thinking, social... action! Getting to know the nine Belbin Team Roles

When you’re first getting to grips with Belbin, nine Team Roles can seem a lot to remember. Here we break them down into thinking, social and action roles.

09 May 2018

9 toxic workplace cultures - and how to address them with Belbin

Diversity of behavioural contributions is essential for a healthy workplace culture. Here we look at what happens when one Team Role behaviour pervades a team or group.

17 Apr 2018

Belbin and the Lencioni model

In his bestselling book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni described the pitfalls that can spell a team’s downfall. Here, we take a look at these five dysfunctions...