BELBIN Team Roles

Belbin team rolesTotal Excellence Centre strives to deliver best practice training methods, which is why our team use Belbin Team profiling where appropriate.

This system, developed by the psychologist Meredith Belbin, identifies nine key roles that individuals adopt within a team environment. These roles objectively illustrate how individuals operate within teams. Belbin identified that most people adopt a combination of three or four 'natural' or 'unnatural' roles.

The main benefit of using the Belbin system for individuals, teams and organisations is to allow individuals to understand themselves and their teams more effectively. It helps to understand the motivations of individuals within the team and also when considering team management or restructuring. There are a number of personal development advantages as well, in terms of improved performance management and potential conflict. It can also prove to be invaluable when used as part of any recruitment process.