Belbin’s renowned Team Role theory is a familiar concept for managers and management trainers across the world.
Following on from the best-selling Management Teams: Why they succeed or fail, this second edition of Team Roles at Work provides useful insights into how to apply the theory in everyday work situations.
This book explores the impact of Team Roles from interpersonal chemistry and managing difficult relationships, to cultivating effective leaders and shaping organizations.
Now fully updated, this second edition has new practical examples and summaries bringing this book up to date 17 years after its original publication. Drawing from Belbin’s own practical experience it answers the queries that have arisen during those years. Further information accompanies the book on the Belbin website, www.belbin.com/books/books.htm including a free, downloadable, full-page summary of Team Roles with their icons, descriptions, strengths and allowable weaknesses.
Team Roles at Work is the best-selling, second book written by Meredith Belbin, designed for any manager who wants to understand the practical application of Team Role theory.
Table of Contents
How roles at work emerged; The qualifications mystery; Emergence of a Team Role language; Eligibility versus suitability; Coherent and incoherent role profiles; How different people interact in the workplace; Managing difficult working relationships; A strategy for self-management; The art of building a team; The management of succession; Leadership for the modern world; The future shape of organization
R. Meredith Belbin was formerly Chairman of the Industrial Training Research Unit. A founder Member of Belbin Associates, he is also Visiting Professor and Honorary Fellow of Henley Management College