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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?

Management

Promoted to incompetence

by The Belbin Team | Victoria Bird, 05 Nov 2018

The hidden dangers of rewarding performance with managerial responsibility

Management

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...

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Belbin and Entrepreneurship: The profiles of successful start-ups

by The Belbin Team, 31 Jul 2018

Research shows that innovative start‐ups drive economic growth and are responsible for the majority of job creation in the UK within the last five years, but little is understood about employees...

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Belbin - Defining needs, not people

by The Belbin Team, 27 Jul 2018

Belbin Team Roles are not just a measurement of people’s behaviour at work, they are a definition of the different types of behaviour required in the workplace to bring about success.

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

by The Belbin Team |Victoria Bird, 09 May 2018

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.