Clarify roles and responsibilities
A good team has a common goal; a shared objective. And that objective comes with a body of work. Once you understand who is best suited to which kinds of tasks, it becomes easier to know where to look for help. For a team leader, it becomes more straightforward to delegate work according to strengths, which means greater engagement. Our job descriptions might feel static and formal. But understanding our Belbin Team Roles (and the associated working styles) can help to classify work more informally, with reference to the behaviours required. For example, a document is ready for review. Does it need to be analysed for viability (the purview of the Monitor Evaluator) or is it past that point and ready for proofing (in which case, it would require a Completer Finisher touch)? Since we all have a number of Team Role strengths, it could be that the work is assigned to the same individual in both cases, but with direction as to which approach is required at the time. Framing tasks and responsibilities in these terms can aid communication, and prevent unnecessary work and frustration.