The Belbin Model
Belbin is a way to measure and talk about how people behave.
Over many years, Dr Meredith Belbin closely studied people at work. From his research, he discovered 9 key behaviours: that’s 9 different ways of working and contributing to a team or organisation. He called them Team Roles. Each one has plus points (the strengths) and minus points (the allowable weaknesses). It is usual to have both the strength and the allowable weakness for a particular role.
The famous model created by Dr Meredith Belbin illustrates 9 major clusters of behaviour that people demonstrate to varying degrees when working with others.
A GetSet profile measures a person's preferences across these 9 clusters of behaviour. None are better than another and each has strengths and quite natural and allowable weaknesses.
We are not just one of these role types but rather a unique blend of natural, manageable and least preferred roles based upon many diverse factors that influence our behaviour.
Understanding our own profile helps us play to our strengths, manage our weaknesses and also understand and better appreciate the contributions of others.