Belbin Team Roles

1.1 Belbin’s definition of a team says ‘A team is not a bunch of people with job titles, but a congregation of individuals, each of whom has a role which is understood by other members. Members of a team seek out certain roles and they perform most effectively in the ones that are most natural to them’. Belbin suggested there where 10 team roles that are needed within a team, these are:
- Shaper – these people want the team to improve and enjoy motivating others. Shapers usually enjoy challenges and are better at coming up with solutions to solving problems. They are less likely to quit when others do but can be argumentative and more likely to hurt other people’s feelings.
- Implementer – these are the people that get things done and turn ideas into reality. They are usually organized and work very efficiently however, they can be stubborn and oppose change.
- Completer-Finisher – these people make sure that their work is thoroughly completed to an excellent standard, they usually check for any errors to correct them and pay attention to detail. They keep to deadlines and make sure everything is finished on time. Because these type of people are perfectionists they can become very anxious when they are behind and worry when there is no need to worry. An example of this type of team member within my workplace would be the Management Accountant, she always keeps on top of deadlines and makes sure that the accounts are produced to the highest standard.
-   Coordinator – these are usually people with the role of team leader who set out the objectives for the team. These types of people are usually really good listeners and are good at seeing what everyone has to offer to the team. Sometime coordinators can abuse the power they have and give away too much of their personal responsibility.
- Team Worker - these are the more popular people in the group as they work really well with others and try to make sure that everyone is getting along. They usually fill the role...