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Working in diverse teams

Week 2: Identifying team roles

Introduction

To begin Week 2, watch Lynne Johnson introduce this week.

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LYNNE:
Lastly, you explored the difference between a group and a team, and considered some of the teams that you've been part of. You also looked at the case study of Jane, who lacked team experience, and started to think about the nature of the teams you've been involved with.
This week, you're going to be thinking about the different roles people play in a team. Belbin's nine team roles are one of the ways different personalities in a team can be described. And you'll have a think about teams you've been part of a start to identify the roles you feel most comfortable in. You'll think about how it might feel to be part of a dysfunctional team, and conversely, what it's like to be part of a team that's performing really well.

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By the end of this week, you will be able to:

  • identify some of the different roles you play in your life
  • understand the differences between the 9 roles described by Belbin
  • identify the different roles in some of the teams you have been part of
  • recognise those roles that you prefer to play in a team.
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