Reflections Fo Team Working

950 WordsMar 21, 20114 Pages
Dr. Meredith Belbin is well known for his team roles concept. The team roles identified by Belbin are based on certain patterns of behaviour that people exhibit within teams. These patterns of behaviour can potentially have an impact on the performance of the team. The basic premise of the Belbin team roles theory is quite simple. When individuals become aware of their own strengths and abilities, and understand the role that he or she is capable of playing within a team, it helps them to deal better with the demands of the team environment. http://www.teambuildingportal.com/articles/systems/belbin-team-roles 24th Nov 2010. Belbin identified 9 team roles, which are as follows. The Plant The plant is the creative innovator that…show more content…
They were flexible and adaptable, good listeners and were eager to avoid conflict. Example: Jean and Bernie scoured the charity and second hand shops for props that would be needed for the production, Philip printed the tickets for the performance. They offered advice on the “Set” arrangement and when the team were getting tired and frustrated they would make a cup of tea sit us all down and defuse the situation. Noel and Lisa advertised and promoted the production One of the team’s strengths was that they were motivated and excited about the project. They indicated their level of motivation by the eagerness in which they approached every task; they took on extra responsibilities willingly and they saw the tasks not as chores but rather a opportunity to put their talents to work for the good of the community. Another strength was their communication skills both within the team and outside, they displayed this skill by following up actions plans with phone calls and emails. One of the weaknesses the team had was that it lacked a “Specialist” this weakness was apparent by number of times we had to rewrite the script. Another weakness was its failure to put in place a backup plan in the eventuality of a crisis this arose after one of the actors fell sick and we had no understudy. The last and probably most damaging weakness was the fact that the team was unbalanced it had too many members with the same
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