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Farsons introduces IT team to Belbin concept 22/10/2013


The Farsons IT team during the Belbin Team Role course

The IT team at Simonds Farsons Cisk plc has recently undergone the Belbin Team Role course that provided its participants with the knowledge and skills required to bring about improvements in individual as well as team performance.

Belbin Team Roles give a framework to explore and increase understanding of collective strengths and how to use these to the best effect. The workshop also helped to increase communication and effectiveness within the team, and helped the participants to take time to re-focus on the challenges that lie ahead.  The Belbin Team role was created by researcher and management theorist Meredith Belbin.  Belbin team roles are used to identify employee’s behavioural strengths and weaknesses in the workplace so as to build productive working relationships, select and develop high performing teams, raise self awareness and personal effectiveness, build mutual trust and understanding and aid recruitment processes.

“This workshop has created a new level of openness and trust which previously did not exist. After the highly successful workshop organised for our IT team, we are looking at introducing the Belbin concept within other departments in our Company,” said Ms Antoinette Caruana, Group Human Resources Manager at Simonds Farsons Cisk plc.

This programme supports our drive to identify employees who are most likely to produce the optimal results.  By profiling the behaviours to complement a team, we enhance the way everyone works, increasing efficiency and effectiveness as well as motivation.