CELT Team Away Day and Belbin Evaluation

Had our first proper away day as the CELT today at The Word in South Shields, a time to reflect on our strengths and weaknesses as a team and discuss our development priorities.

A large part of the day was given over to a Belbin Team Inventory evaluation, a kind of management-orientated psychometric testing designed to discover people’s preferred roles within a team. I’m sceptical of all such testing, I wonder how useful such simplified exercises can really be, but it was nevertheless quite interesting to see where other people came out, especially the awkward sod who scored evenly across almost the entire spectrum. No surprises for myself at where I came out, a Resource Investigator and Implementer.