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Management consultant Meredith Belbin developed the idea that for a team to function effectively it needs key roles to be performed by team members—each role contributing a specific skill or behavioural dimension to the team dynamics. The 1993 version of Belbin's framework identifies nine roles, and although there is no space to detail them, the list that follows provides a brief overview of the principal strengths each role brings to the team and the associated key skills each offers. (1) Plant—brings creativity, offers problem-solving skills. (2) Resource investigator—brings enthusiasm, offers communication skills. (3) Co-ordinator—brings maturity, offers delegation and decision-making skills. (4) Shaper—brings dynamism, offers drive and action skills. (5) Monitor-evaluator—brings sober judgement, offers evaluative skills. (6) Teamworker—brings co-operation, offers social skills. (7) Implementer—brings reliability, offers practical skills. (8) Completer—brings conscientiousness, offers finishing skills. (9) Specialist—brings dedication, offers scarce skills/knowledge. Some commentators have pointed out that Belbin's framework has only limited application in work settings because of practical considerations: (a) team members are often chosen by function rather than other qualities, and (b) the team might have fewer than nine members.

(1) Plant—brings creativity, offers problem-solving skills. (2) Resource investigator—brings enthusiasm, offers communication skills. (3) Co-ordinator—brings maturity, offers delegation and decision-making skills. (4) Shaper—brings dynamism, offers drive and action skills. (5) Monitor-evaluator—brings sober judgement, offers evaluative skills. (6) Teamworker—brings co-operation, offers social skills. (7) Implementer—brings reliability, offers practical skills. (8) Completer—brings conscientiousness, offers finishing skills. (9) Specialist—brings dedication, offers scarce skills/knowledge.

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