Beyond the Team

Team Performance Management

ISSN: 1352-7592

Article publication date: 1 June 2000



Meredith Belbin, R. (2000), "Beyond the Team", Team Performance Management, Vol. 6 No. 3/4, pp. 73-76.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited

Beyond the Team draws on Belbin’s extensive work with organizations worldwide to give further insights into the workings of teams and groups. The modern job needs to be actively interpreted and constantly revised in terms of the balance between a team role, a work role and a professional role. The language systems of these roles are developed and discussed as they recur in both theory and practice. Belbin shows how the mature team can learn to distribute work between its own members by giving a comprehensive understanding of how to manage both team and work roles. The book includes chapters on “The impact of team roles”, “Distinguishing teams from groups”, “Whatever happened to empowerment?”, “Decision making and the mature organization” and “From groups to Supergroups”.

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