By assessing the behavioural contribution individuals make to your teams, rather than an abstract psychometric test which will tell you about their personality, Belbin looks at how people actually behave in the workplace and which roles they are best suited to take on in a team environment – we call these Team Roles.
Before you can start to analyse how your teams are working together, you need to look at each individual’s contribution. So, the first thing you will need to do is to generate a Belbin Individual Report for each person making up the team. Once you have these, it is quick and easy to generate the Belbin Team Report, with no additional input required from your team members.
A Belbin Individual Report will:
Self-aware individuals make for a more harmonious workplace for everyone. Awareness of an individual’s strengths and weaknesses allows line managers to adopt different strategies when managing different people.
On each page of the Report guidance is given about how to use and interpret the information given so that both the individual and their manager can get the most out of it.
If you have an individual within your organisation who is struggling, then a Belbin Individual Report will quickly identify where their areas of strength and weakness lie. You and they will still get value from the Report, regardless of whether or not you are planning to use Belbin with the rest of the team.