Team Roles at Work

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Routledge, May 23, 2012 - Business & Economics - 162 pages
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Belbin’s renowned Team Role theory is a familiar concept for managers
and management trainers across the world.

Following on from the best-selling Management Teams: Why they
succeed or fail, this second edition of Team Roles at Work provides useful
insights into how to apply the theory in everyday work situations.

This book explores the impact of Team Roles from interpersonal
chemistry and managing difficult relationships, to cultivating effective
leaders and shaping organizations.

Now fully updated, this second edition has new practical examples
and summaries bringing this book up to date 17 years after its
original publication. Drawing from Belbin’s own practical experience
it answers the queries that have arisen during those years. Further
information accompanies the book on the Belbin website, including a free, downloadable,
full-page summary of Team Roles with their icons, descriptions,
strengths and allowable weaknesses.

Team Roles at Work is the best-selling, second book written by
Meredith Belbin, designed for any manager who wants to understand
the practical application of Team Role theory.

R. Meredith Belbin was formerly Chairman of the Industrial Training
Research Unit. A founder Member of Belbin Associates, he is also Visiting
Professor and Honorary Fellow of Henley Management College.

Belbin, Management Teams: Why they succeed or fail, 3e, ISBN: 978-1-85617-8075


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User Review  - timtom - LibraryThing

This book is much more useful and interesting than the original text Belbin wrote on his Team Roles theory (Management Teams: Why they succeed or fail). Departing from the social science mumbo-jumbo ... Read full review


1 How roles at work emerged
2 The qualifications mystery
3 Emergence of a Team Role language
4 Eligibility versus suitability
5 Coherent and incoherent role profiles
6 Interpersonal chemistry in the workplace
7 Managing difficult working relationships
8 A strategy for selfmanagement
9 The art of building a team
10 The management of succession
11 Leadership for the modern world
12 The changing shape of organisation

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