Leveraging BELBIN for Supervisor and Team Success

In an ever-changing environment, Supervisors are faced with balancing resources against the clock. For teams to compete and win in the 21st century workplace, they must move beyond just technical proficiency and functional skills.

“We need to figure out how to do things more quickly.”

Vice Admiral Paul A. Grosklags
Commander NAVAIR

They must QUICKLY and ACCURATELY identify and leverage the strengths, weaknesses, behaviors and roles of team members to optimize success. And you can’t talk about team success without one word: BELBIN.

Organizations and military worldwide have harnessed and implemented the power and simplicity of BELBIN for more than 35 years. By providing a common, non-threatening and positive team language, Belbin enables individuals and teams to communicate and work together with greater understanding.

Effective teamwork increases productivity, encourages engagement, spurs innovation and builds morale. Key to this is the Supervisor knowing what each person brings to the mix – both functional and behavioral.


“Truly an eye-opener... It’s all about managing self and understanding others, as opposed to being solely a subject matter/skills expert...”
“As a leader, I now understand not only the what, but the how AND we can use this stuff immediately. We discovered things we could not have known, had we not used Belbin. The Team Map was a real surprise!”

Benefits for participants:

  • Builds productive working relationships
  • Raises self-awareness and personal effectiveness
  • Reduces conflict
  • Builds mutual trust and understanding
  • Strengthens communication


*Prior to the session, attendees complete a personal inventory and assessment to identify their preferred team roles.