Effective Teams

This Episode: The Power of Effective Teams with Jo Keeler

This week’s HR Uprising episode features Lucinda in conversation with Jo Keeler, the Managing Partner at Belbin Team Roles. They explore a wide range of team-related topics and Jo explains the value of understanding our team role preferences and applying this knowledge in the workplace.


Key Takeaways

  • Do different team roles fit different professions?
  • Validity and reliability of Belbin
  • How to play to your strengths
  • The symphonic C-Suite
  • Connecting Teams

Best Moments

  • “We have to value different behaviours, even if it’s not our preference – bring me tea, bring me biscuits because I have to be a Completer Finisher here”
  • “If we are going to embrace teamwork, it needs to be teamwork up and down the organisation, particularly at the very top”
  • “HR can be the connector between these different teams”

Valuable Resources

Please find links below to previous podcasts mentioned by Lucinda on this week’s episode.

Belbin Articles and Research

EY Report

Deloitte – Human Capital Report

Gallup – Employee Engagement

HBR Articles

Actus Resources

About The Guest

Jo Keeler leads strategic and operational activities for Belbin world-wide. A long-established and highly respected workplace tool, Belbin enables people to understand their own strengths and weaknesses – and helps organisations bring together the right people to form high performing teams. In addition to shaping Belbin for the next generation, Jo speaks internationally on the subject of teams – the challenges, the importance, and future of, and how to help teams reach their potential.

About The Host

Lucinda Carney is a Business Psychologist with 15 years in Senior Corporate L&D roles and a further 10 as CEO of Actus Software where she worked closely with HR colleagues helping them to solve the same challenges across a huge range of industries. It was this breadth of experience that inspired Lucinda to set up the HR Uprising community to facilitate greater collaboration across HR professionals in different sectors, helping them to ‘rise up’ together.

“When we look up we rise up”

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