Table 1

Team roles (adapted from Belbin 2 )

ChairmanAn individual who can coordinate the efforts of the team, recognising each members skills and guide them towards a realistic goal.
ShaperSomeone who influences more directly the thoughts and decisions of the group.
CreativeThe person who comes up with ideas but who may not understand the practicalities of their implementation.
Monitor/evaluatorSomeone who can objectively analyse the issues being addressed by the group.
Company workerLooks at how to implement the group's plans in to the work place.
Team workerKeeps the team together by recognising and addressing its needs as well as supporting individuals.
Resource investigatorThis person acquires the resources that are required for the group and its plans.
Completer/finisherSomeone who ensures that the goal is achieved on time and to an acceptable standard.