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A Typical Belbin Team Workshop



Successful organisations of the 21st century will be those that encourage respect for diversity. There are a variety of factors that influence the diversity world but one that is often forgotten is “team style” diversity, i.e. the different type of contribution that individuals make to a team. It is important that as organisations build success through respect for diversity, they also ensure that teams and leaders recognise the impact of team style diversity in order to maximise the contribution of each individual. This unique workshop will help teams work more effectively by becoming aware of the contribution that each person makes and so enhance teamwork and eliminate blocks to effective teamwork by understanding and maximising each person’s contribution. 


Based on the Belbin Team Role model (9 years of team research) this workshop will enable participants to:

  1. Audit current team strengths and development needs

  2. Understand how recognition and respect for team style diversity build high performing teams

  3. Understand the team’s Belbin profile and how to build on strengths and deal with deficiencies

  4. Build trust between team members

  5. Develop a common language that helps team improvement

  6. Build an action plan for individual and team development



The facilitator meets with team leader and (if appropriate) with selected team members to ascertain understanding of the team and its current needs. 2-3 team outcomes for workshop identified.



Team Audit 

  • Current team strengths and development needs identified 

  • Team members expected outcomes.


Importance of Team Style Diversity – “style differences produce team results”

  • Solo versus Team Leadership

  • Difference and team effectiveness

  • How understanding of personal style factors builds team success


Team Roles – “unique research in team excellence”

  • The Belbin Research

  • The 9 roles that build successful teams

  • Belbin team roles - strengths

  • Belbin team roles - allowable and non-allowable weaknesses


Team Roles - “What is my unique contribution to the team?” 

  • Personal Profile - participants receive and discuss their personal 9 page profiles

  • Self-Perception

  • Observer Feedback

  • Managing personal weaknesses

  • How to deploy my team style for team success

  • Team roles and leadership and team member development 


Team Style Needs - “What do the different team styles need to be effective?”

  • Working in Team Style Groups

  • What are the enabling factors to maximise the different Team Styles contribution?

  • What can stifle the different Team Style contribution?


Team Exercise – “What do we look like Together?” 

  • Team engages in a team problem-solving exercise

  • Review and feedback on team performance

Belbin Team Assessment: what are the Belbin strengths and development needs 

  • Implications of Belbin assessment for current issues the team is facing

  • Sharing of Belbin Team Report


Action Plan: enhancing individual performance & teamwork cohesion

  • Detail planning of what needs to change to build high team performance



Workshop method will be experiential, interactive, responsive and practical and include: creative learning exercises, group discussions and exercises, individual reflection and self-assessment, behavioural feedback from facilitator and peers, short theory inputs. The workshop is designed to enable participants to understand how they view themselves, others perceive them, and master new skills so that they can transfer the learning directly to improving effectiveness in life and work.



Any Intact team that seeks to enhance excellence in team relationships and team results.

FACILITATOR: DR PHILIP MERRY: Belbin Regional Representative since 1995 

Dr Merry has focussed on teams and leadership of teams since 1980 and has conducted team sessions in 63 countries with government and corporate organisations. British by birth Dr Merry has been based in Singapore since 1990 and is the sole Belbin Representative in the region since 1995; he is a Master Belbin Educator having certified over 400 facilitators as Belbin Team Role Trainers. Dr Merry has a Master’s Degree in Business and Management Research from Henley Business School and a PhD in Synchronicity and Leadership from Tilburg University as well as 22 further certifications in a variety of team and leadership tools: Team Diagnostics, Heart Intelligence, Resilience Advantage, Stress Assessment, Happiness and Engagement at Work, Character Strengths, Neurology of Change, Appreciative Inquiry, Cultural Intelligence, Brain Dominance, Leadership Versatility, Peace Building/Conflict Resolution, Stakeholder Coaching, Team Coaching, Global Leader of the Future, Positive Psychology, UK Accredited Marriage & Family Therapist. 

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