Management Teams : Why They Succeed or Fail, Paperback Book

Management Teams : Why They Succeed or Fail Paperback

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* Benefit from Belbin's own experience of putting the Team Roles method into practice * Succinct and practical information to enable managers to make a real difference in the workplace * Real-life case studies show how to apply the theory in practice Meredith Belbin's unique and widely-read work on teams has become part of everyday language for organizations around the world.

For every manager, getting the most from their team is paramount in achieving superior results.

Belbin's vital area of management research supersedes the usual preoccupations with qualifications and experience, considering instead the Team Role behaviours which shape everyday interactions in teams.

Management Teams: Why they succeed or fail is an account of the experimental study of management teams at Henley Management College from which Belbin's unique Team Role theory developed.

Now in its third edition the original theory has been fully updated and rewritten in parts by the author, with chapter summaries and updated illustrations.

This is the original book by Meredith Belbin, offering the only authoritative explanation of how Belbin's world-famous Team Role language came into being. Download and print a free, full-page summary of Team Roles with their icons, descriptions, strengths and allowable weaknesses from 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 Title Belbin: Team Roles at Work, 2e, ISBN: 978-1-85617-800-6




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Belbin's "Team roles" model may be a good management tool, but this book does nothing to encourage its usage. This is the third edition of the first book Belbin apparently wrote on the subject, therefore it focuses more on his research process than on the actual results. Unfortunately, it is neither informative nor entertaining: experiments follow each other in what seems like a hastened a posteriori justification, the case studies are colourless and the "indubitable proofs" Belbin offers to his theory turn out to be nothing but half-baked empirical descriptions. The only objective evidence would have been the actual numbered results of his experiments, but these are carefully hidden in two undocumented, barely readable figures (the only two figures in the whole book)! Readers with a rational mind will have trouble believing anything Belbin is arguing. I was not impressed. Reading this book is a waste of time.

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