By updating the inventories and calculations, the reports more accurately reflect Team Role strengths and weaknesses. Most importantly, it also means that the comparison between how an individual sees their own behaviour, and how their work colleagues see their behaviour, is more transparent. This leads to greater self-awareness and more effective working relationships within teams.
A wide range of reports can be generated using the Belbin interplace system.
Click below to learn more and view samples of the various reports:
To assemble a Team Roles profile, each individual is asked to first complete a Self Perception Inventory (approx. 10-15 minutes online) and then to collect Observer Assessments from others (approx. 5 minutes). Observer Assessments are Belbin's method for obtaining 360-degree feedback - these Observations, combined with one's own Self Perception, will provide the individual with a comprehensive report reflecting their Team Role preferences i.e. how they typically interact and contribute in teamwork situations and how this might translate to the workplace.
A Belbin Team Role report contains the following;
· Team Role Overview
· Your Team Role Preferences
· Team Role Feedback
· Maximizing your Potential
· Feedback and Development Suggestions
· Suggested Work Styles
· Assessment Results in Ranked Order
· Pie Chart of SPI versus Observer Data
· Bar Graph of Observer Words
· Most Higher Rated Observer Responses
Finding out how individuals prefer to behave in the workplace is the first step. But very few of us work in isolation. It is when this knowledge is shared within a team, the real value of Belbin Team Roles to the organisation becomes apparent. By providing a common team language, Belbin enables individuals and teams to communicate and work together with greater understanding. This language can be used to bring a new team together or to make an existing team more motivated and effective.
A Team/Group report contains the following;
- Overview of Team/Group Composition
- Team Contributions (between 3-15 partcipants only)
- Team Role Circle (between 3-15 partcipants only)
- Individuals in the Team/Group
- Strong Examples of Team Roles
- Team Role Averages
- Overall Observer Responses
Too often we concentrate on the functional skills and abilities required for a job, rather than look at the type of behaviour that would suit. By completing the we can assess the job in terms of required Team Role Behaviour. This information can then be used in the creation of a job ‘advertisement’ or description.
A Job Report contains the following;
- Job Specification - for the recruiter/manager
- Job Expectations - for the applicant/jobholder
- List of Behavioural Qualities
We can then use the Job Report (as above) to compare the Team Roles required for the job with a candidate's Team Role composition to produce a Job Suitability report. This report comments on overall suitability for the position, looking at both required behaviours and those which are seen to detract from the job.
Belbin reports are frequently used for recruitment purposes, whether to assess candidates from outside the organisation, compare candidates for promotion or to scrutinise a shortlist for a graduate scheme. If you are looking to use Belbin in recruitment, there are many options available to you.
If you are looking to use the Team Reports, Working Relationship reports and/or Job Reports on a regular basis, you may be interested to know that you can produce as many as needed, free of charge, when you purchase a