Why Do Team Roles Change? (And What Can I Do About It?)

November 2, 2009 Max Isaac

One of the questions we often hear at Belbin North America, is: “If I did my Belbin Team Roles Report over again, would it be different?”

The answer is “Yes, and no.”

The Belbin Team Role Report measures behavior, not personality. Behavior can change over time, in response to a number of factors, including personality, the work environment, experience, and one’s current values and motivations.

Every job and team has its own set of requirements. As these requirements change over time (or even in a new job), behaviors will need to adjust to match the work situation.

One’s behavior can also change based upon role learning: through an awareness and cultivation of one’s strengths and weaknesses, and how they are clustered as Belbin Team Roles, one can develop and play to his or her preferred roles. A Belbin Team Role Report generated at a later date would usually show a more coherent report, with a stronger display of those preferred roles the individual is working to develop.

If you would like to get a new Belbin Team Role Report to see how your Team Roles have changed, you can always contact us or order online.


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About the Author

Max Isaac

Max is the CEO of 3Circle Partners. He brings a depth of knowledge and experience from his career in general management and consulting in North America, England, Europe and Asia. Max has assisted CEOs and senior leaders within client organizations with the design and implementation of Interaction Planning processes, team based organizational development programs and Lean Six Sigma initiatives.

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