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1 Experiential Training & Coaching Ltd Designing Winning Teams

2 A delicate balancing operation: Team-players Technical contribution Team Roles Belbin

3 Consider this …… “Those who are organising and composing teams may usefully pay as much attention to a candidate’s ability to be a team-player as to any specialised technical ability they may possess.” R Meredith Belbin

4 A Team-player “Someone who readily finds a fitting part to play in the context of the team and always makes themselves useful” R Meredith Belbin

5 What distinguishes a Team-player? Timing They can time their interventions Flexibility They can vary their role Self Restraint They limit their contributions thereby creating roles for others Team goals above self This includes doing some of the jobs that others deliberately avoid Belbin

6 Team Composition: First Steps 1 Ask - w hat needs to be achieved? i.e. Define the objectives, outcomes and scope of the work 2Determine if a team approach is the most appropriate work method (vs individual, partnership, group) 3Decide if the starting point for selection is to be functional roles or team roles 4Look at both Team Roles, (use TR workstyles or combinations), and Functional Roles, starting with the key positions – not players

7 Team Composition: sequence in Casting 5. Determine if there are positions and/or players that are a key to success. e.g. the Guru, Ambassador, Relationship Manager 6. Select and compose the rest of the team with the appropriate positions and players in mind. (casting: right people in right roles) 7. If a balanced team is not possible in selection, consider who will make team role sacrifices.

8 Composition - A Sequence 1.The Guru 2.The Relationship Manager 3.The Ambassador 4.The Challenger 5.The Harmonist 6.The Producer Belbin

9 Composition – The Guru Two types of Guru: 1.Designer, brains: typically creative or clever (PL) 2.Technical knowledge or expertise (SP) Bring desire and their personal style e.g. anxious, timid, territorial, brilliant, lazy, overactive, bold, mistake ridden, antagonist etc Belbin

10 Composition – The Relationship Manager Must be able to relate to and manage the Guru -coax, control, humour, restrain, assist, drive, etc Leads and manages both the project and the team (CO, SH, RI) Belbin

11 Composition – The Ambassador Manages the key external relationships Also uses networks & contacts to connect the team with the big picture i.e. the wider organisation & marketplace (RI, CO, TW, IMP) Belbin

12 Composition – The Challenger Challenges the Guru on fundamental issues and puts forward alternative viewpoints (ME, SH, PL, SP) Belbin

13 Composition – The Harmonist Holds the team together. Contributes proactively in the resolution of tension or conflict (TW, IMP, CO) Belbin

14 Composition – The Producer / Doer Contributes strongly to the core work that needs to be done. e.g. produces through tasks, responsibilities and processes. Experience & expertise add value in this role. (IMP, CF, TW, SP, ME) Belbin

15 Team Composition– Sequencing Select a small lead or core team (3-6 people) for the following purposes 1.To produce a RFP for a customer 2.To deliver a project of work for a customer 3.To operate or run a customer contract Use Team Role Workstyles or Paired Role combinations to match your selections for each of the 6 sequence roles.

16 Team Selection – the sequence 1.Guru PL SP 2.Relationship Manager CO SH RI 3.Ambassador RI CO 4.Challenger ME SH PL SP 5.Harmonist TW CO IMP RI 6.Producer IMP CF TW SP ME Functional Roles Team RolesTeam Role Guidelines: Team Type:

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