Research showed that the most successful teams were made up of a diverse mix of behaviours.
Dr Meredith Belbin and his team discovered that there are nine clusters of behaviour – these were called ‘Team Roles’ (see descriptions below).
Each team needs access to each of the nine Team Role behaviours to become a high performing team. However, this doesn’t mean that every team requires nine people! Most people will have two or three Team Roles that they are most comfortable with, and this can change over time. Each Team Role has its strengths and weaknesses, and each has equal importance.