YTranslations Ltd – The 1st British LSP to Receive Belbin Team Role Accreditation

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YTranslations, a leading international language service provider, is proud to announce that it is the first British LSP to receive Belbin Team Role Accreditation.

Belbin Team Role Accreditation is the only official way through which companies like YTranslations can offer Belbin-based consulting services to businesses looking to further their profitability. The way they can do that is through appropriate team-building, by having employees pick the necessary complementary behaviours of their colleagues.

About Belbin:

Belbin Team Roles is a practical tool developed by Dr. Meredith Belbin that identifies nine team roles that are vital in any team, or company. These nine roles do not always have to work together, neither do they have to be represented by nine different people. For example, It is common for one employee to play two or three team roles when it is needed. The nine Belbin Team Roles are: Resource Investigator, Team worker and Coordinator (the Social roles), Plant, Monitor Evaluator and Specialist (the Thinking roles), and Shaper, Implementer and Completer Finisher (the Action or Task roles). You can find more about each Team Role on the Belbin Website.

By hiring an accredited Belbin Team Roles specialist, companies can receive Belbin Individual reports on each of their employees, showing them which of the nine team roles they best fit. With this knowledge, managers can build the best and usually most diverse teams, to ensure that they work better and more
efficiently together. A Belbin Individual report is issued after an official Belbin Self-Perception Inventory questionnaire, which reveals the employee’s Belbin Team Role strengths and weaknesses, is completed. After that, It is then recommended that the employee in question requests feedback from colleagues using the Observer Assessment, which updates the Belbin Individual Report they already have, by enabling them to see which behaviours others see and value. Resulting in increased self-awareness, better communication and increased knowledge to be able to build better teams.

As Dr Meredith Belbin, the founder of this tool, says: “The types of behaviour in which people engage are infinite. But the range of useful behaviours, which make an effective contribution to team performance, is finite. These behaviours are grouped into a set number of related clusters, to which the term ‘Team Role’ is applied.”

YTranslations, a provider of Belbin consulting:

YTranslations is unique in the United Kingdom as being the only LSP to offer Belbin Consultancy. Moreover, it is unique in offering this service to the translation industry primarily. Being a translation service provider itself, and working within the translation industry, YTranslations knows which Belbin Team Roles align with which roles in the translation industry – be that linguist, project manager or sales manager – and is therefore ideally positioned to offer this experiential knowledge to other companies in the translation industry wishing to improve their team-building, and thus profitability. YTranslations does this by generating and providing consultancy on Belbin Team Reports, furthermore, YTranslations also offers video sessions with managers and teams involved. Ytranslations is the only British LSP officially accredited by Belbin to offer the Belbin Consultancy. With many years of experience building translation-industry-oriented teams, including translators, editors, project managers, sales managers, research teams and CEOs, YTranslations has the perfect track record, skill set, knowledge and official accreditation to add Belbin Team Roles into the list of services they provide.

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