Description : Belbin’s renowned Team Role theory is a familiar concept for managers and management trainers across the world. Following on from the best-selling Management Teams: Why they succeed or fail, this second edition of Team Roles at Work provides useful insights into how to apply the theory in everyday work situations. This book explores the impact of Team Roles from interpersonal chemistry and managing difficult relationships, to cultivating effective leaders and shaping organizations. Now fully updated, this second edition has new practical examples and summaries bringing this book up to date 17 years after its original publication. Drawing from Belbin’s own practical experience it answers the queries that have arisen during those years. Further information accompanies the book on the Belbin website, www.belbin.com/books/books.htm including a free, downloadable, full-page summary of Team Roles with their icons, descriptions, strengths and allowable weaknesses. Team Roles at Work is the best-selling, second book written by Meredith Belbin, designed for any manager who wants to understand the practical application of Team Role theory. R. Meredith Belbin was formerly Chairman of the Industrial Training Research Unit. A founder Member of Belbin Associates, he is also Visiting Professor and Honorary Fellow of Henley Management College. RELATED TITLES Belbin, Management Teams: Why they succeed or fail, 3e, ISBN: 978-1-85617-8075
Description : An overview of the development of team roles is given, ranging from formal job titles arranged in strict hierarchies to an interdependence and co-operation between members of the team. Various operational strategies are laid out which provide ideas and techniques that can be learned to advantage.
Description : An internationally renowned author offers an overview of how people and jobs can best be connected in a new era. 'Beyond the Team' draws on Meredith Belbin's extensive work with organizations worldwide to give further insights into the workings of teams and groups. The modern job needs to be actively interpreted and constantly revised in terms of the balance between a team role, a work role and a professional role. The increasingly complex demands of modern jobs can be aided by a colour system as tested in international trials. A colour based top down, bottom up form of communication creates sensitive feedback with a special value where members of a workforce do not share common language. The socially complex nature of communication about work in a new era offers parallels with the intricacies of the social insect world. Information technology is extending human networking with the potential of creating a form of organization closer to what can be achieved in superorganisms. 'Beyond the Team' shows how eventually, the mature team can learn to distribute work between its own members by giving a comprehensive understanding of how to manage both team roles and work roles.
Description : Meredith Belbin's latest work draws on recent research into the nature of work itself. By understanding work, managers can allocate tasks more effectively.
Description : Have you ever been overtaken at work by someone with fewer qualifications? Have you ever wondered how some people move effortlessly up the career ladder, while others stall at each rung? Drawing on 27 years' experience since the publication of Meredith Belbin's bestselling book, Management Teams - Why They Succeed or Fail, Belbin have produced a book to answer all these questions and more. The secret starts with knowing who you are, how you behave, and how you interact with others. Are you a Plant, for example? A Shaper? Or a Coordinator? Using these Belbin 'Team Roles' as a language to describe their behaviour, readers can learn how they can contribute at work in the most useful way. Whether you are are in your first job or looking for ways to land that promotion, the concise and jargon-free Belbin Guide to Succeeding at Work will help you reach your career goals.
Description : How many problems at work arise from the way in which jobs are set up? Either people don't have a clear understanding of their duties and responsibilities, spending time and energy disentangling them from those of their co-workers or they are hemmed in by job specifications that allow no room for movement and initiative. An alternative system is needed, where jobs can grow and develop: where communication about the work can flow up as easily as down. Dr Belbin describes a radical approach incorporating colour-coding and information technology derived from experiments now being undertaken in three countries. Workset is a new means of delivering greater efficiency in a dynamic process that equally involves managers and jobholders. Dr R. Meredith Belbin, regarded as the father of team-role theory for his widely-read Management Teams: Why they succeed or fail and its successor Team Roles at Work, obtained his first and higher degree at Cambridge University. Later, in a research, lecturing or consulting capacity, he has visited and worked in many countries. In 1988 he founded Belbin Associates which produces Interplace, a computer-based Human Resource Management System, now used world-wide.
Description : Meredith Belbin's work on teams has become part of everyday language in organizations all over the world. All kinds of teams and team behaviours are covered. At the end of the book is a self-perception inventory so that readers can match their own personalities to particular team roles.
Description : Meredith Belbin's work on teams has become part of everyday language in organizations all over the world. All kinds of teams and team behaviours are covered. At the end of the book is a self-perception inventory so that readers can match their own personalities to particular team roles. Management Teams is required reading for managers concerned with achieving results by getting the best from their key personnel.
Description : Do you ever wonder why you don't have the effect you should have in your organization.or why some people are more persuasive than others? "Influence for Impact" provides practical insights and research-based advice on how to increase your powers of influence and persuasion. The most frequently observed developmental gaps of high potential leaders and top executives fall into two categories: a lack of interpersonal sensitivity and underdeveloped skills of influence. If this is true for those exceptionally talented and successful people, what does that mean for the rest of us? "Influence for Impact" is a guide for those people who have good ideas and messages but fail to effectively communicate them. Author Hodges L. Golson and his colleagues have conducted thousands of psychological assessments on successful executives. His observation-that good influence skills are in short supply, even in very successful top executives-fuels the ideas behind the tactics in "Influence for Impact." Based on solid research conducted over the last half-century by social psychologists and others who study influence, persuasion, and attitude change, "Influence for Impact" offers an innovative, practical approach to developing influence skills.