Friday, April 25, 2008

team roles

hmm..I think I'm a 'specialist' and my husband an 'implimentor'. What are you?

Results from the research showed that there are a finite number of behaviours or team roles which comprise certain patterns of behaviour which can be adopted naturally by the various personality types found among people at work. The accurate delineation of these team roles is critical in understanding the dynamics of any management or work team. The above information is extracted from, home to the team building work of Dr. Meredith Belbin.

PLANT - Creative, imaginative, unorthodox. Solves difficult problems. Ignores incidentals. Too pre-occupied to communicate effectively.

CO-ORDINATOR - Mature, confident, a good chairperson. Clarifies goals, promotes decision-making, delegates well. Can often be seen as manipulative. Off loads personal work.

MONITOR EVALUATOR - Sober, strategic and discerning. Sees all options. Judges accurately. Lacks drive and ability to inspire others.

IMPLEMENTER - Disciplined, reliable, conservative and efficient. Turns ideas into practical actions. Somewhat inflexible. Slow to respond to new possibilities.

COMPLETER FINISHER - Painstaking, conscientious, anxious. Searches out errors and omissions. Delivers on time. Inclined to worry unduly. Reluctant to delegate.

RESOURCE INVESTIGATOR - Extrovert, enthusiastic, communicative. Explores opportunities. Develops contacts. Over - optimistic. Loses interest once initial enthusiasm has passed.

SHAPER - Challenging, dynamic, thrives on pressure. The drive and courage to overcome obstacles. Prone to provocation. Offends people's feelings.

TEAMWORKER - Co-operative, mild, perceptive and diplomatic. Listens, builds, averts friction. Indecisive in crunch situations.

SPECIALIST - Single-minded, self-starting, dedicated. Provides knowledge and skills in rare supply. Contributes only on a narrow front. Dwells on technicalities.

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