Team role is
The definition in closely related to human behavior.
How can you understand your behavior or behavior of your team membersTo understand your team role or team roles of your team members or potential team members you can approach Belbin associates and they charge 30 Pounds for each person.
For more details you can visit their web site. I came to know of this theory as I was going through DVDs of management films to select some films for screening a training program.
Nine Team RolesNine team roles are identified by Belbin
- Completer - Finisher
- Monitor - Evaluator
- Resource Investigator
Some explanation of the Roles
The theory is supported by many research papers.
Research papers on the Theory1. The distribution of Belbin team roles among UK managers,
Author(s): S.G. Fisher, T.A. Hunter, W.D.K. Macrosson
Journal: Personnel Review
Year: 2000 , Volume: 29 , Issue: 2 , Page: 124 - 140
2. Angela Gibson and Trevor Nesbit Belbin Team Roles, Organisational Patterns and eLearning: A Case Study
3. James Sommerville and Shirley Dalziel, “Project teambuilding—the applicability of Belbin's team-role self-perception inventory”, International Journal of Project Management, Volume 16, Issue 3, June 1998, Pages 165-171
YouTube video on nine team roles
Belbin, R. Meredith, Management Teams: Why They Succeed or Fail, Heineman, London, 1981
Articles on the theory
Originally posted in Knol by me
http://knol.google.com/k/narayana-rao/team-role-theory-meredith-belbin/ 2utb2lsm2k7a/ 1240