Shaper – Should be person best suited to overcome obstacles and opposition; create a sense of urgency and ensure that talk is turned into worthwhile action.
Plant – Should do most problem solving or be responsible for generating new strategies or ideas and proposing solutions to rest of team.
Monitor Evaluator – Should be responsible for ensuring all worthwhile options are considered; needs a key role in planning; an arbiter in event of controversy.
Resource Investigator – Should be responsible for developing outside contacts and exploring new opportunities; needs a chance to conduct negotiations but must report back to group.
Team Worker – Should play a floating role, using versatile qualities to help with features of work that others cannot manage. Should use diplomatic skills to overcome conflict.
Implementer – Should be appointed organiser, responsible for procedures and practical steps to be taken once team reaches significant decisions.
Completer Finisher – Should ensure team’s work meets necessary deadlines and conforms to highest standards. Responsible for ensuring no inaccuracies or errors.
Specialist – Should provide focus on technical issues confronting team; should provide knowledge and techniques in short supply.
Reference: Belbin Team Analysis