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Project Planning the Christmas Party

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by The Belbin Team HQ, adapted by Belbin SA

It’s party time (or maybe not, but we can but dream) and everyone has a role to play. If you are a manager, are you allocating the right jobs to the right member of your team?

Co-ordinator

The reason why everyone knows what they’re doing and feels up to the job at hand.

Plant

The reason why you’re all going to some quirky location you’ve never heard of.

Monitor Evaluator

The reason why you’re not going to the Plant’s first suggestion.

Resource Investigator

The reason why everything is coming in under budget. Who knew they were owed so many favours?

Implementer

The reason why everyone will turn up at the same time, at the same venue, with their transport home already booked. Organised 23 diaries, opinions and sets of dietary requirements – with a little help from the Teamworker and the Specialist of course!

Completer Finisher

The reason why everyone will be arriving at 7pm on the 22nd, not the 12th. You’d have thought the team would have learned their lesson after last year’s fiasco.

Teamworker

The reason there is still going to be a party after the ‘fall-out’ from the Plant and Monitor Evaluator during the ‘brain storming stage’. Is also handling the political ramifications of the Secret Santa issues.

Specialist

The reason everyone found their way to the Plant’s new hidden restaurant. They know everything there is to know about this city.

Shaper

The reason the whole thing came off. There was just too much Christmas cheer at the planning meeting, and things were heading off-schedule. They all blamed the sherry trifle.

Could you identify yourself and your colleagues? Why not treat yourself and your team to a Belbin Individual Report.

(Remember we are all a wonderful mix of all these nine Belbin Team Roles – this is just for a bit of Christmas fun!) 

Happy Christmas!

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