2.1 - Identify the responsibilities of team members

This criteria is based on your own situation and reflects the responsibilities of those within your own teams. Remember to describe the responsibilities and not just list them.

You can also consider what the benefits of those responsibilities are to the team. 

The information below is to help further develop your understanding of team roles and responsibilities. You don't have to mention this in your response, but you can if you see the benefit. 

Belbin and Team Roles


“Research revealed that the difference between success and failure for a team was not dependent on factors such as intellect, but more on behaviour.” – Meredith Belbin


Definition of a team role:

“A tendency to behave, contribute and interrelate with others in a particular way.”

The Belbin philosophy is about celebrating – and making the most of – individual differences. The message is that there is room for everyone in the team: all positive contributions are welcome.




The team roles:



Creative, imaginative, unorthodox.


Suggests new ideas and creative solutions to difficult problems.

Suggests new ways of operating. Sees problems as opportunities.


Resource Investigator

Extrovert, enthusiastic, communicative.


Explores opportunities. Develops contacts. Keeps the team in touch with what is happening outside. Learns about ideas, information, developments and new possibilities in the outside world.



Mature, confident, trusting. Delegates well.


A good chairperson. Clarifies goals, promotes decision-making. Controls the way the team moves forward. Ensures team's efforts and strengths are put to good use.



Challenging, dynamic, thrives on pressure, highly strung.


Has the drive and courage to overcome obstacles. Gets the team to look where it's going - its objectives and priorities. Tries to keep the team activity focused.



Sober, strategic and discerning

Sees all options. Judges accurately. Evaluates ideas objectively to see if they are realistic and profitable. Can interpret and evaluate complex issues.


Team Worker

Co-operative, mild, perceptive diplomatic and accommodating.


Listens, builds, averts friction, calms the waters. Encourages others, helps others out, is sensitive to people's needs and feelings.



Disciplined, reliable, conservative and efficient. Systematic and methodical.


Gets practical action going. Turns the ideas and plans into practical tasks that people can get on with.



Painstaking, conscientious, anxious.


Checks the details, searches out errors and omissions and ensures that nothing is overlooked and no mistakes made. Keeps an eye on time, deadlines and accuracy. Gives the team a sense of urgency. Ensures team delivers on time.