The Secret of Predicting Team Performance

May 21, 2009 Max Isaac

In these tough economic times, we all need to know that our limited training dollars are going towards something that really works.

Well, it has been scientifically proven that you can use Belbin’s Team Roles to predict team performance.

Dr. Meredith Belbin was able to take a group of teams, and after looking at their Belbin profiles, he could predict how well these teams would do in management simulations with 86% accuracy.

It’s a great selling point for us to be able to say that we can not only predict a team’s potential pitfalls, but we can also predict a team’s performance based upon a knowledge of their team roles.

We’ve just added an explanation of this predictability to our About Belbin page.  There’s a graph there that shows Belbin’s predictions, and how close he was to getting it right:

Using Belbin Team Roles to Predict Team Performance

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to build teams that you knew in advance would succeed? With a little bit of knowledge around Bebin Team Roles, and team composition, it’s easy to put together a well-balanced team!

We would love to hear from you in the comments!  Has using Belbin improved your teams’ success rate?  Have you been able to predict problems and success more easily with an understanding of team roles?

If you’re interested in finding out more:

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