A tendency to behave, contribute and interrelate with others in a particular way… Dr. Meredith Belbin

Strengths and ALLOWABLE weaknesses...


As well as the strength or contribution they provide, each Team Role also has an associated allowable weakness: a flipside of the behavioural characteristics, which is allowable in the team because of the strength which goes with it.





Belbin Team Inventory…

………..by Dr. Elyssebeth Leigh

The Belbin Team Inventory is a personality test devised by Meredith Belbin to measure preference for nine Team Roles. The Inventory assesses how an individual behaves in a team environment. The assessment includes 360-degree feedback from observers as well as the individual's own evaluation of their behaviour, and contrasts how they see their behaviour with how their colleagues do.

Belbin, asserts that the team roles are not equivalent to personality types, and that unlike the Myers-Briggs system, which is a psychometric instrument used to sort people into one of 16 personality types, the Belbin Inventory scores people on how strongly they express behavioural traits from nine different team roles. A person may and often does exhibit strong tendencies towards multiple roles.

Belbin Team Roles are used to identify people's behavioural strengths and weaknesses in the workplace. This information can be used to build productive working relationships, select and develop high-performing teams, raise self-awareness and personal effectiveness, build mutual trust and understanding and aid recruitment processes.