Belbin Team Role Theory
Theory based on the research work undertaken by Dr. Meredith Belbin and his team, during the 70’s, at the Henley Management College, on the key factors of a successful team work. After observing several teams interacting at business games, the conclusion was that the main factor was the behavior of team members. Nine different behavior patterns, or Team Roles, were identified: Plant, Monitor Evaluator, Coordinator, Resource Investigator, Implementer, Completer Finisher, Team worker, Shaper, Specialist. According to Belbin Team Role Theory, the performance and success of management teams is based on the balance between these different roles, making necessary to identify potential team members having the requested profiles.