John Burns and Winston Pond
Taking Belbin Further
This workshop will give the opportunity to collaborate with your professional peers to identify, share and apply advanced team development concepts and strategies. The workshop will mirror the behaviours that we ask of individuals and real teams as they build their performance on the job. A successful workshop will give you: new ideas and techniques and renew enthusiasm in applying Belbin Team Roles that work at operational and strategic levels; a renewed appreciation of your own Team Roles and strengths, your ability to positively interact with others and the pragmatism required to design real work for real teams and increased awareness of the challenges and obligations of working in a team.
Management Team Training for Increased Management Ability – One Company, Eighteen Countries, One Method
In Niscayah (former Securitas Systems), we place a large emphasis on strengthening the company team culture. Our values are Innovation, Trust and Empowerment. Those three values describe, in my view, what characterises a strong team culture. In order to drive and facilitate a development towards these values, we have launched a training program for all management teams in the company. I will talk about this training program, its results and the importance of Team Skills within the program. The scope is to train 30 management teams in 18 countries during two years. We are now halfway on this exciting and extremely rewarding journey.
Get LEAN with Team Roles and Work Roles
A case study on how the LEAN approach (incorporating Team Roles and Work Roles) was used to streamline procedures and work processes, creating more value with fewer resources and focusing on customer satisfaction and productivity. Introducing Work Roles and hunting "Pink Elephants" replaces the traditional, top-down approach in identifying which routines and procedures to eliminate or replace. The Pink Elephant hunt makes projects more fun and brings creativity into the process. The employees take ownership of their contributions and feel empowered. This project has involved 70 employees and 6 managers over a 6 months period of time.
Gillian Smith and Pat Yates
Using Belbin Get Set at University College Birmingham
Close working relationships with employers ensure that our programmes reflect the realities of the workplace and keep pace with current developments. It aims to foster a learning environment in which both academic rigour and vocational experience are fused together. In support of this ethos, we have designed a range of modules for second-year Foundation Degree students, which require them to complete the Get Set questionnaires with the aim of helping students to become effective team players through the knowledge of Team Role theory and individual profile.
Use of Belbin Team Theory in the Management of Key Accounts Selling
Business-to-business selling can be divided into three phases: the initial sale, the implementation of the product offer and the re-bid phase. Using Belbin team reports, I will demonstrate how Team Roles and team cultures can be used to ensure that you push forward the right people at the right time. This is a practical introduction to using Team Roles to best effect at different stages and interfaces of a project. For example, a Resource Investigator may be required for the initial sales phase, but which Team Roles are best suited to thrash out the options in the decision-making process which follows? Which Team Role would you trust to act as the main contact between your company and your custom? If all fails, who would you like to see in the driving seat?
Team Roles and Management Styles – Integrating Belbin into Management Development Programmes
A workshop for people who have at least a basic understanding of the Belbin Team Role model and have a wish to broaden their understanding of the use of the model. The purpose of this workshop is to increase the scope of the application of the Belbin Team Role model beyond team working, by showing how it can be used to improve the effectiveness of managers via personal coaching or formal development programmes.
Dr Meredith Belbin
Empowering the Group
Group empowerment is a motivating idea, but some find it difficult to put into practice. In this seminar, there will be discussion on the causes of failure and the key to success. Which situations look promising for empowering the group? Which situations call for another line?
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