Belbin Team Roles

The nine Belbin Team Roles are categorised as follows:

12168 Belbin icons-FINAL WEBPLANT (PL)
The first Team Role to be identified was the Plant. The role was so-called because one such individual was “planted” in each team. They tended to be highly creative and good at solving problems in unconventional ways.

12168 Belbin icons-FINAL WEBMONITOR EVALUATOR (ME)
One by one, the other Team Roles began to emerge. The Monitor Evaluator was needed to provide a logical eye, make impartial judgements where required and to weigh up the team’s options in a dispassionate way.

12168 Belbin icons-FINAL WEBCO-ORDINATOR (CO)
Co-ordinators were needed to focus on the team’s objectives, draw out team members and delegate work appropriately.

12168 Belbin icons-FINAL WEBRESOURCE INVESTIGATOR (RI)
When the team was at risk of becoming isolated and inwardly-focused, Resource Investigators provided inside knowledge on the opposition and made sure that the team’s idea would carry to the world outside the team.

12168 Belbin icons-FINAL WEBIMPLEMENTER (IMP)
Implementers were needed to plan a practical, workable strategy and carry it out as efficiently as possible.

12168 Belbin icons-FINAL WEBCOMPLETER FINISHER (CF)
Completer Finishers were most effectively used at the end of a task, to “polish” and scrutinise the work for errors, subjecting it to the highest standards of quality control.

12168 Belbin icons-FINAL WEBTEAMWORKER (TW)
Teamworkers helped the team to gel, using their versatility to identify the work required and complete it on behalf of the team.

12168 Belbin icons-FINAL WEBSHAPER (SH)
Challenging individuals, known as Shapers, provided the necessary drive to ensure that the team kept moving and did not lose focus or momentum.

12168 Belbin icons-FINAL WEBSPECIALIST (SP)
It was only after the initial research had been completed that the ninth Team Role, Specialist emerged. In the real world, the value of an individual with in-depth knowledge of a key area came to be recognised as yet another essential team contribution.

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