Belbin Team Roles is a team-building and management behavioral model proven to increase team productivity about 10%. Belbin is also a powerful tool for identifying the source--and resolution--of many team and general workplace difficulties. Usefulness for Project Managers can be seen in at least two areas. On Agile teams, for example, where both tasks and teams are reconfigured frequently, PM teams need to match not only skillsets but also fitness for working with each other in terms of roles. The Belbin model gives everyone the same frame of reference for improved communication and task division
In the realm of difficult behaviors (and people), the Belbin model gives a framework for defining and describing inherent weaknesses that "go with the territory" of each of the 9 roles. These weaknesses can be difficult for a team to embrace, but they are a natural part of the role, which increases understanding and tolerance. The model also defines and describes unallowable weaknesses for each of the team roles--behaviors that are unacceptable because they critically compromise team functionality. Most difficult behaviors fall into two broad categories: overly passive and overly aggressive. The Belbin model reveals these tendencies in terms of the 9 roles, making the difficulties easier to identify and correct.
The presentation is highly interactive, with Belbin-based teams solving real-world sample problem. Participants will easily recognize themselves and others among the 9 Belbin roles, as well as complications inherent in any team. They will also identify each role's allowable weaknesses. In the final hour, the model will be applied to specific types of difficult behavior, with methods for intervention.
Janet Cook studied linguistics and communication disorders at UC Berkeley and San Diego State University. Her diverse career has included public and private sector settings, non-profit and association board work as trainer, consultant, project manager and coach. She is an executive coach specializing in workplace wellbeing and work re-entry issues.
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Take I-95 West from airport to 95 South towards Washington D.C. Take 175 West towards Columbia exit 41B. At your first traffic light make a right onto 108. Make a left onto Lark Brown Rd. continue onto Benson Dr. Hotel is on the right.
Distance from Hotel: 11 miles
Drive Time: 15 min.
From Reagan National Airport -
I-95 South over the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Route 1 North, take BWI airport exit
Distance from Hotel: 36 miles
Drive Time: 15 min.
From Dullas International AIrport -
I-95 South to exit 27 (I-495 West) to exit 45A. Follow signs to BWI airport, approximately 13 miles from exit 45A