Course in HR studies in three parts

by torstein @ escenic

Part I:

Making a great team

Aren't you the Linux guy? 🐧

MSc in Human Resource Management

University of Stirling

Making a great team

What makes a great team?

People!

Meredith Belbin

8 + 1 roles

must be present in team

One person

can have several roles

But all roles must be present

Roles that must be present

Plant 💡

Plant 💡

+ creative

+ generates ideas

+ solves difficult problems

Plant 💡

up in the clouds

ignores practical details

Resource Investigator ☎

Resource Investigator ☎

+ extrovert

+ enthusiastic

+ communicative

Resource Investigator ☎

loses interest

Co-ordinator ☜ ⏰

Co-ordinator ☜ ⏰

+ calm

+ self-confident

+ controlled

Co-ordinator ☜ ⏰

manipulative

offloads own share of work

Shaper 🐅

Shaper 🐅

+ Challenging, dynamic

+ Thrives under pressure

+ Drive and courage to overcome obstacles

Shaper 🐅

prone to provocation

offends people's feelings

Specialist ☭

Specialist ☭

+ Self-starting

+ Dedicated

+ Provides knowledge & skills in rare supply

Specialist ☭

Contributes on only a subset of the problems

Dwells on technicalities

Monitor Evaluator 👁

Monitor Evaluator 👁

+ Strategic

+ Sees all options

+ judges accurately, objectively

Monitor Evaluator 👁

Lacks drive

Doesn't inspire others

Can be too critical

Teamworker 🙌

Teamworker 🙌

+ Diplomatic

+ Listens and avoids friction

+ People like to be around a teamworker

Teamworker 🙌

Indecisive when the heat goes up

Avoids confrontation

Implementer ⚙

Implementer ⚙

+ Practical

+ Reliable

+ Turns ideas into actions

Implementer ⚙

Inflexible

Slow to change course, see new possibilities

Completer / Finisher 🔧

Completer / Finisher 🔧

+ Painstaking

+ Searches out errors

+ Polishes and perfects

Completer / Finisher 🔧

Reluctant to delegate

Worries about small things

Same person,

different roles in different teams?

Belbin Team Role Self Perception Inventory

References

belbin.com/belbin-team-roles

wikipedia.org/Team Role Inventories

That's it

✏ torstein @ escenic dot com

Next time:

What motivates a team?