What is a team role?

Belbin's Team Role Theory contributing to the Team

Dr. Meredith Belbin describes nine main types which exist in every successful team, as well as conflicts and use of cooperation among these different team roles. A single person usually prefers two or three roles.

We maily use Belbin's team role theory in team development, but also for manager development.

In addition to the presentation of the nine team roles (strengths, acceptable weaknesses, conflict potential), the team roles are determined by a short questionnaire. Next is usually group work or an open talk about the strengths, possible weaknesses and conflicts of your team. In the following outdoor exercises, the participants get the chance to put the team role theory into practice.