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Management

What happens when you’re stuck doing work that doesn’t come naturally?

by The Belbin Team | Victoria Bird , 24 Oct 2017

Gallup tells us that employees who play to their strengths are six times more likely to be engaged. Nice work if you can get it, but what happens if you don’t have the opportunity?

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My perfect team? I haven’t got a “Scooby Doo”…

by Campbell Urquhart | White Cube Consulting, 19 Oct 2017

How to the members of the Dream Machine - that's Fred, Daphne, Velma, Scooby and Shaggy perform so well as a team? Let's look at their Belbin Team Roles to find out - are they a high performing team?

Management

Annual appraisals are dead. Long live…?

by The Belbin Team | Victoria Bird, 10 Oct 2017

New research by YouGov in the UK has found that over half of UK employees think annual appraisals are “pointless” or “time consuming”, and see them as outdated. Are the days of annual appraisals over?

Management

How to Handle Difficult People

by The Belbin Team, 11 Sep 2017

Personal factors figure very strongly in some situations. Clashes of personality occur when two people have divergent approaches. Here opposite Team Role patterns might provide a clue to the problem.

Management

‘Back to school’ – it’s a good thing. Isn’t it?

by The Belbin Team| Victoria Bird, 31 Aug 2017

That ‘back to school’ feeling should be a good one, right? You’re refreshed after a healthy dose of summer sun...

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It’s not just about what’s on the exam paper, it’s about who’s holding the pen

by The Belbin Team | Victoria Bird, 17 Aug 2017

…for many of the thousands of students across the UK who are receiving their A-level results today.

Teams

Be Brave... Ask for feedback

by The Belbin Team , 08 Aug 2017

Psychometric tests measure personality (who we are); Belbin measures behaviour (what we do). Observer Assessments are integral to the Belbin process, because they can provide behavioural evidence...

Teams

Belbin and Tuckman: Supporting your team at every stage

by The Belbin Team | Victoria Bird, 25 Jul 2017

Tuckman studied teams from formation to completion and identified crucial stages in a team’s life cycle. Belbin’s observations of teams uncovered nine Team Roles. So how do the two fit together?

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Get Gigging with Belbin

by The Belbin Team | Victoria Bird, 18 Jul 2017

“Gigging” is on the rise. It’s broadly described as freelancing or taking on a series of short-term contracts... But what does a gig economy mean for the way we work together?