Belbin Team Inventory and Team Essay

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A SELF-ASSESSMENT INVENTORY

Distribute a total of ten points among the sentences below according to how each best describes your typical behaviour. The 10 points may be distributed as you wish - between several sentences, across all sentences or to a single sentence only.

Enter the points in the Table that follows.

Section 1. WHAT I BELIEVE I CAN CONTRIBUTE TO A TEAM:

a I think I can quickly see and take advantage of new opportunities. b I can work well with a very wide range of people. c Producing ideas is one of my natural assets. d My ability rests in being able to draw people out whenever I detect they have something of value to contribute to group objectives. e My capacity to follow through has much to do with my personal effectiveness. f I am ready to face temporary unpopularity if it leads to worthwhile results in the end. g I am quick to sense what is likely to work in a situation with which I am familiar. h I can offer a reasoned case for alternative courses of action without introducing bias or prejudice.

Section 2. IF I HAVE A SHORTCOMING IN TEAMWORK, IT COULD BE THAT:

a I am not at ease unless meetings are well structured and controlled and generally well conducted. b I am inclined to be too generous towards others who have a valid viewpoint that has not been given a proper airing. c I have a tendency to talk a lot once the group gets on to new ideas. d My objective outlook makes it difficult for me to join in readily and enthusiastically with colleagues. e I am sometimes seen as forceful and authoritarian if there is a need to get something done. f I find it difficult to lead from the front, perhaps because I am over-responsive to group atmosphere. g I am apt to get caught up in ideas that occur to me and so lose track of what is happening. h My colleagues tend to see me as worrying unnecessarily over detail and the possibility that things may go wrong.

Section 3. WHEN INVOLVED IN A PROJECT WITH OTHER PEOPLE:

a I have an aptitude for influencing people without pressurising them. b My general vigilance prevents careless mistakes and omissions being made. c I am ready to press for action to make sure that the meeting does not waste time or lose sight of the main objective. d I can be counted on to contribute something original. e I am always ready to back a good suggestion in the common interest. f I am keen to look for the latest in new ideas and developments. g believe my capacity for cool judgement is appreciated by others. h I can be relied upon to see that all essential work is organised.

Section 4. MY CHARACTERISTIC APPROACH TO GROUP WORK IS THAT:

a I have a quiet interest in getting to know colleagues better. b I am not reluctant to challenge the views of others or to hold a minority view myself. c I can usually find a line of argument to refute unsound propositions. d I think I have a talent for making things work once a plan has to be put into operation. e I have a tendency to avoid the obvious and to come out with the unexpected. f I bring a touch of perfectionism to any team job I undertake. g I am ready to make contact outside the group itself. h While I am interested in all views I have no hesitation in making up my mind once a decision has to be made.

Section 5. I GAIN SATISFACTION IN A JOB BECAUSE:

a I enjoy analysing situations and weighing up all the possible choices. b I am interested in finding practical solutions to problems. c I like to feel I am finding practical solutions to problems. d I can have a strong influence on decisions. e I can meet people who may have something new to offer. f I can get people to agree on a necessary course of action. g I feel in my element where I can give a task my full attention. h I like to find a field that stretches my imagination.

Section 6. IF I AM SUDDENLY GIVEN A DIFFICULT TASK WITH LIMITED TIME AND UNFAMILIAR PEOPLE:

a I would feel like retiring to a…