The team–role theory of Meredith Belbin was based on extensive research and observation of managers. From this, 9 successful clusters of behaviour were identified.
3 Action oriented team roles – Shaper, Implementer and Completer Finisher
3 People oriented team roles – Co-ordinator, Teamworker and Resource Investigator
3 Cerebral oriented team roles – Plant, Monitor Evaluator and Specialist.
By using Belbin’s questionnaires or specialised software, team’s can find out their behavioural tendencies and adjust roles, behaviours or members accordingly.
Dr Meredith Belbin - Team Roles