The concept of the Dr. R. M. Belbin comes from the recognition that people contribute to a team in a different ways. He described two roles the “Functional Role” and the “Team Role”.
The Functional Role describes your experience, your technical skills, your job or the department you head, whereas your Team Role describes a pattern of behaviour, your approach and the way in which you interact with other people.
I attended to a training course last week and we did a basic survey to try to clarify where we are. It was so good to understand how each role was present in each sub-team and how each one contributed in different ways.
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