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Breaking Cultural Stereotypes

by The Belbin Team | Tom Robson, 14 Feb 2019

Using Team Roles as a means of understanding the diversity of contributions required in effective teams.

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Team Roles and Organisational Culture

by The Belbin Team, 29 Jan 2019

When you find the recipe for success with an individual or group, it’s tempting to try and reproduce those characteristics. But what are the implications?

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Under pressure: how well do you cope with challenging situations?

by The Belbin Team | Victoria Bird, 24 Jan 2019

Pressure. Some people thrive on it; others buckle. But how can we predict someone’s reaction? And if we have an idea of what this reaction will be, how can we help people to develop?

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Distrust, politics, infighting and gossip

by The Belbin Team | Victoria Bird, 05 Dec 2018

Companies are paying the price for avoiding feedback. We might think we’re dodging a bullet by using self-reporting personality tests. But avoiding candid feedback can spell disaster for teams.

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Anxiety at work - a force for good?

by The Belbin Team | Victoria Bird, 13 Nov 2018

Have you experienced the impact of anxiety in your team? How does it affect the team's performance? Who in your team is likely to be driven by anxiety? How is this managed, so that it is beneficial?

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Promoted to incompetence

by The Belbin Team | Victoria Bird, 05 Nov 2018

The hidden dangers of rewarding performance with managerial responsibility

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Get Gigging with Belbin

by The Belbin Team | Victoria Bird, 27 Sep 2018

“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?

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

by The Belbin Team | Victoria Bird , 18 Sep 2018

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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Belbin, self-reporting and the dangers of the echo chamber

by The Belbin Team | Victoria Bird, 07 Aug 2018

I’ve noticed a curious dichotomy when it comes to psychometric and behavioural testing. On the one hand, there’s some considerable scepticism in industry regarding the usefulness of such testing...