Team Roles’ Effect on Team Work – Case Study from Egypt – July 2018

Effective team working has become a basic concern for most organizations. While many factors influence a team’s performance, considerable attention has been given to the influence of team member diversity in terms of roles played in a team. The team role model made popular by Prof. Meredith Belbin in relation to management teams (Belbin, 1981, 1993a) and available commercially through and their associates is widely used in practice and has featured extensively in research on teams at work. The model is used by many organizations including FTSE-100 companies, multinational agencies, government bodies and consultants and has been translated into 16 languages.

As a Team Coach and an Experiential Learning Expert, I was invited by a director at the World Health Organisation; EMR Office in Cairo, Egypt, to facilitate communication and team building using Belbin Team Roles Assessment Model.

The assessment for using Belbin Team Roles was done in an efficient way through the Belbin online portal, for which the 17 team members were provided access to the following:
Self assessment (by individual members only)
Team assessment (by the individual’s mentor, co-worker, supervisor)

The assessment culminates with a detailed report that was provided to the team. A comprehensive report that is centred on their behavioural preferences at work, detailing their strengths, allowable weakness, and their preferred working style.

A Team Retreat Day is designed to use a set of experiential activities to detail the salient points that are described in the report.

I designed a Team Learning Charter’s Activity that is used successfully with team members in an organisation and education context across Europe.

The Belbin Team Roles Model and report findings confirm that all individuals and teams have their own specific mix of Belbin Team Roles and consequently each team has a unique team innovation culture and climate. What the teams do have in common, is that the team members all benefit from knowing each other’s Belbin Team Roles and the effect of their own roles on the teamwork.

Diversity of behavioural contributions is essential for a healthy workplace culture.

Bedtime Stories need a skilled leader

Bedtime Stories are an essential part of families’ lives across the world.  The parents take pride into this entertaining experience on a daily basis.  They have to be prepared, invest time, energy and money into their storytelling session.  Timing is important! Kids going to bed at the right time, and not forcing them to do it, as they will be looking forward to their favourite bedtime story show, are all critical Well-being practice that needs a skilled leader 🙂 I was fortunate to get hold of this mobile application Kidstoriz App interactive story telling App

It redefines the storytelling experience.  Instead of feeling awkward when I pick up the Classical’s such as Cinderella, or Snow-white, I am sure that this is unfair to families that have good Stepmoms :/

I subscribed and chose fun and educating stories that have morale, and whilst alone, I recorded it using my voice, after all, with my family’s genealogy of actors  , I can finally practice it for my own kid 🙂 Then, Voila!! It’s Bedtime Story Showtime! at the right time, with the right content, with the right delivery method!!! There are Arabic and English versions, and educational mobile games as well but these are not for bedtime of course 🙂

I advise my fellow parents to try it out Interactive Story Telling App for Kids

A week in the life of a Teampreneur

Timo chose to learn through entrepreneurship at a leading institute in Finland. I asked him to share his weekly diary with us at Team Academy Lab in Cairo.

A day in the life of an entrepreneur who’s learning through entrepreneurship in Finland as an undergraduate might look like this:
Monday: 12.00-16.00 Workshop (search engine optimazing)
16.00-19.00 Working on many different topics (mostly my duties as out teams business leader)

9.00-12.00 Project (Developing our staff management project)
13.00-15.30 Preparing the projector for Wednesday and some running things.

Wednessday 8.00-12.00 Projector and seminar (success stories from entrepreneurs speaking)
12.00-13.00 Meeting of the board of our company (Business leader duties)
13.00-16.00 Meeting with one client related to one project (Dialogue event)
16.00-19.00 Project (Academic Adventures)

8.30-16.00 Seminar for how to create your own web shop business
16-20-00 Project (Our own product)

Friday (tomorrow)
8.00-9.00 Project (Education project)
9.00-12.00 Project (Developing our staff management project)
13.00-16.00 Meeting of the board of Proakatemia

Team Academy Lab, Cairo has Field Experts & Coaches from Europe and Egypt

Our Field Experts are from UK, Finland, Holland & Egypt.  They are trained to mentor, and coach to enable your learners and staff improve their performance.  Their profiles are listed her:

UK Field Experts & Team Coaches:

Mr. Chris Jackson’s Profile

Dr. Ainurul Rosli’s Profile

Ms. Kate Saunders’ Profile

Dr. Isla Kapasi’s Profile

Dr. Wendy Wu’s Profile

Team Academy Lab, Cairo Head Coach: Mrs. Jailan Gamal El Din’s Profile

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Team Academy Lab, Cairo is Up for Greatness in Egypt and MENA Region!

We are up and running in Cairo; delivering coaching and mentoring to Start Ups and Entrepreneurs following the Tiimiakatemia© Methodologies that were originated in Finland Universities, 25 years ago and spread with successful impact on the entrepreneurs’ learning journeys to other parts of Europe and worldwide.

Follow us to learn more about their success stories. Success Stories

Kids Team Activities-28th April 2017

I had the pleasure of inviting 5 kids plus my kid who are 6-7 years old on Friday 28th April to revise for them before their Arabic Language Exam Papers for Grade 1.  Personally, I don’t approve of the idea of testing 6-7 years kids, because in Finland; the FINNISH PRESCHOOL MODEL HAS RANKED THE BEST IN GLOBAL COMPARISON

this age is considered a Preschool age and the focus is on their development emotionally and socially as illustrated in the image below developed by Helsinki International SchoolsHEI WAY

We had a day packed with team work activities using the methodologies illustrated in the above figure, and we used the Arabic language words as part of expressing their needs and ideas.

This was the list of activities that I issued in the form of certifying them Kids Team Activities – April 2017

Stay tuned for the next level of Challenges! esg