Belbin Training: High-performing teams

February 8, 2016

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Have you ever been part of a team, which, despite all your efforts, consistently fails to deliver? Or lucky enough to be involved in a team that just works – able to deliver on the task every time while maintaining supportive, co-operative relationships?

And have you ever thought how useful it might be to be able to predict the effectiveness of a team before a project begins?

Teamwork is legion nowadays and great teamwork is always rewarding and something we look forward to. In the lines below, we share with you what we have learned as we want you to excel in your future ventures.

A new year brings forward new opportunities and new challenges and with that comes a new leadership team, new projects and thus new teams have to be formed. Accordingly, to kick-off 2016, JCI Curepipe organized a one-day training on team development based on the Belbin Management Program. The training was delivered by two highly qualified trainers: Senator Christer B Jansson and Senator Inger Melkersson Jansson on Saturday 16th January 2016 at Gold Crest Hotel, Quatre-Bornes.

In this training, we explored the roles social psychologist Meredith Belbin identified that people assume in teams, and how to combine these roles to optimize team effectiveness.




About Belbin

People are more engaged and productive when they play to their key strengths. Belbin; an international training program empowers individuals to fulfil their potential at work, and helps organizations bring together the right people to form high performing teams.

Following many years of research into team behaviour and performance in the workplace, Belbin identified nine key types of behavior and called them the nine Team Roles (refer to table below).  Each successful team had one of each of the nine Team Role behaviours present.  This does not mean that each team needs to have nine people in it, since individuals can perform more than one Team Role.

From “Belbin Team Roles” published online at                                                    your-team-is-agile-but-is-it-performing-10-638

Using Belbin Theory throughout your organization will help individuals fulfil their potential by identifying their key strengths, and enable the right people to be brought together to form high-performing teams.
Since JCI is an organization made of teams at all levels, knowing and combining our ‘roles’ will prove to be a way for us to “be better teams” to enable us to create positive change in our society (in line with our motto: Be Better). In fact, it will be beneficial not only to individuals in their JCI Career but in their professional careers as well.

By the way, my team role preferences revealed by Belbin Training are Implementer and Team Worker. I am eager to know yours. So do comment below 😀


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Satiam Gokool

2016 JCI Curepipe Local Vice President