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The Belbin Working Relationship report identifies key differences in behavioural tendencies between two people. It promotes productive partnerships and pinpoints potential areas of conflict.

We spend much of our day working in collaboration with others. This may be in a team situation, or on a 1:1 basis. Some pairs might fit well together, but need guidance on how to manage work between them. Others might get along well, but fail to produce results. At worst, individual differences can cause conflict and prevent anything getting done!

Couched in the language of Belbin Team Roles, the reports help depersonalise conflict and offer fruitful discussion starters, providing a more effective way for you to get to grips with different relationships in your team.

Belbin Working Relationship report

This report analyses the relationship between two individuals, offer advice on how they might work together.

Download a sample of the Belbin Working Relationship report here.

How can they be used?

We recommend that the Working Relationship report is generated and used as a discussion document where the following can be explored:

  • Where are there Team Role similarities, and where are the differences?
  • What does this mean, and can we think of any supporting examples from our work together?
  • Knowing our behavioural differences, can we agree on a plan for working more effectively in future?

The reports are ideal for managers seeking to:

  • Understand how best to manage individuals in their team
  • Form and support effective working partnerships
  • Address conflict between team members


Article: Managing difficult relationships at work

Belbin Team Roles can help by providing a common language and framework for understanding individual behaviour and strengths. By identifying individuals' preferred ways of working, Belbin Team Roles can help to reduce misunderstandings and conflicts between team members.

"When there is trust, conflict becomes nothing but the pursuit of truth, an attempt to find the best possible answer." – Patrick Lencioni

Read our article here.

How can I obtain a Working Relationship report?

The Working Relationship reports are currently free of charge, and are accessed via the Belbin online account. 

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