Christmas cards to your team

Are you stuck for what to write in your colleagues’ Christmas cards? Fear not. Check out our handy Belbin Team Role guide.

(Remember we are all a wonderful mix of all these nine Belbin Team Roles - this is just for a bit of Christmas fun!)

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Implementer

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Kindly take time to recharge so that you can operate at maximum efficiency in 2021.

Completer Finisher

Merry Cristmas and a Hapy New Year. Thankyou for seeeing all our fawlts and not holding them against us.

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Shaper

Deadline for end of festivities: 4th January 2021. Got it. MC & HNY.

Teamworker

Thank you for the dazzling array of Christmas jumpers gracing our every video call, and for keeping us talking when the going got tough. We know you’re looking forward to us being together again as a team, one day soon. We are too. (Most of us, anyway.)

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Plant

Happy Christmas and good luck with the experimental Christmas pudding. Marmite and cranberry sauce sounds… tremendous.

Monitor Evaluator

Merry Chr— (Sees stony expression. Backs away.)

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Specialist

Merry Christmas, many thanks for the hour-long Zoom on how Father Christmas used to be green. May he bring you only gifts with hefty user manuals.

Resource Investigator

We know you're disappointed that there won't be a party this year, but yes, alright, we'll make it bigger and better next year. No, not dry ice, we've talked about this. Thank you for your enthusiasm and optimism. We've needed it this year more than ever.

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Co-ordinator

We know you’re taking the opportunity to look back, and ahead. Thank you for helping us lift our heads this year. Here’s to 2021. Let’s hope it’s a good one.

(Remember we are all a wonderful mix of all these nine Belbin Team Roles - this is just for a bit of Christmas fun!)

Related Reading

A Case Study  Anthony O'Hara is an Organisational Development Business Partner at FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB). His role requires him to be the organisation’s critical friend – he works to help the business improve through utilising the people within it for best performance. As a Belbin Accredited Practitioner, I intended to ask him about his work with Belbin tools but you’ll see that we talked about so much more than just that!

Team Work in Care Homes: In a care home setting, team work is key in offering consistent, high quality care to residents. The majority of care home employees rely on one another to do their jobs effectively; the better a team works together the better results they produce. Tracy Powley explains the theory behind team work and discusses how to help a team work well together.

Belbin and Project Teams Project teams are a perfect storm of difficulties, and can present myriad problems to managers. It may be tempting to ignore the ‘people’ element and focus on getting the work done, especially when odds are already stacked against projects running on time, but doing so only exacerbates the problems that are bound to arise.

Hitting the Mark This case study from our colleague, Anders N. Reichborn, in Norway introduces an innovative and informative way to illustrate how Team Role balance affects a team’s focus, and ultimately, its performance.

 

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