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Belbin Team Roles

Belbin Team Roles are used to identify behavioural strengths and weaknesses in the workplace.

Whether developing people, resolving conflict or fine-tuning high performance, Belbin Team Role reports provide the language to ensure individuals and teams communicate and work together with greater understanding.

Using Belbin Team Roles in your organisation will give you:

  • Balanced teams based on behavioural contributions rather than job titles.
  • Self-aware individuals who can adapt their behaviours according to the situation and business need.
  • De-personalised team conversations, using common language to discuss team contributions.
  • The language to help facilitate coaching conversations.

How it works

We start by asking individuals to complete a self-perception inventory (SPI). To gain a fuller picture of how you contribute and interact with others, you can ask up to 6 other people to share their observation of you via a questionnaire called an observer assessment which gives the individual a full Belbin Report.

Belbin Team Role applications

Belbin can be used with teams, in management training, as part of a leadership programme, and in recruitment and career development. It can also be used to resolve conflict, manage change, increase employee engagement and for personal development and coaching.

Belbin Team Role Workshops

We then use an Introductory Workshop to provide individuals with a deeper understanding of the model, work through their Individual Belbin Reports, share their team roles with each other, and build a picture of the blend of Belbin roles within the team. Follow on workshops provide an opportunity to use the Belbin Team Roles model to:

  • Build Resilience
  • Develop Leadership

This has had a really positive impact on my team. It has increased their self-awareness and enabled them to adapt their behaviours according to the situation and business need. It has also given us a common language to discuss individual and team contributions and given me the insight I need to be able to get the right people doing the right tasks.

Sarah Willis, Head of Sales and Customer Service, NST Group