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Susan, Australia

Is Belbin cross-cultural?

A question - is this model valid cross-culturally? Was the research done only with English subjects? Has there been any research done with other cultural groups?


Steve, UK


Susan, there is little in the book about this, although ironically the research was repeated at a college in Melbourne and similar results reported. I don't know of any other cultural evidence, although I have used it extensively in Scandinavia and it holds up well.

Roma Minenko, Canada

Belbin and cross-cultural use

Although I like the tool, I have recently received the same question from a client who has a large first nations (aboriginal) component to the workforce. Are there documented uses of the Belbin within this group?

Claire, Australia

Belbin in cross cultural environments

Susan - I am a Project Manager working in International Development for the World Bank, AusAID and DfIDand similar - and I have used Belbin extensively to build teams in truly cross cultural environments where the team may comprise personnel from 5 or more countries / cultural backgrounds. I have most recently used Belbin in Afghanistan and the Sudan.

Ullhas Pagey, India

Relevancy of Belbin in Indian culture and context

To a great extent, I have used Belbin profiling in the Indian context with various managements group... Sign up

John Kempeneers, Netherlands

Belbin cross-cultural

We use Belbin frequently in the Netherlands and in a European context and it is very usable and quit... Sign up

Arnulf Schircks, Switzerland

BELBIN non-English

Sure, Belbin's approach was and is partially still useful. However for practical application in org... Sign up

Christer B Jansson
Partner, Malta

Belbin in Cultures

Hi I am involved with Belbin in Sweden. It works very well all over the world. What roles are prefer... Sign up


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