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It was here that he met Eunice, who would later become his wife. Meredith remembers contriving to partner her in a tennis match in order to catch her eye and, a year later, the two were married.

Shortly afterwards, Meredith began studying for his Ph D, focusing on the Psychology of Ageing in Industry.

Having an interest in group and individual behaviour, Meredith and Eunice, along with Bill Hartston (a mathematician and international chess master), Jeanne Fisher (an anthropologist) and Roger Mottram (an occupational psychologist) began planning a research project to study management teams in action.

Meredith found that many suffered from low self-esteem but, once they found a niche, derived great satisfaction from making contribution at work.

He persuaded companies to take on individuals for free “work experience”, pioneering a concept which is now commonplace.

The team conducted three business games a year, with eight teams in each game.

During each game, observers methodically recorded different interactions and contributions from the players, which were scrutinised and categorised after the event.

This took him all over the world wherever the question of older people in industry arose.

In the USA, he worked with the US Department of Labor, integrating underprivileged members of the community whose talents would otherwise have gone to waste.Meredith Belbin was thirteen years of age when the Second World War broke out.Living in an area that became known as “Bomb” Alley in Sevenoaks, Meredith refused to be evacuated with his mother and sisters, preferring to continue with his education at the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe, where he was already receiving glowing reports from the headmaster.Rusal, a Russian aluminium company, embraced Meredith’s philosophy with regards to organisational structure as well as individual difference.Today, Meredith still plays an active role at Belbin Associates.With a guiding principle of building on success and understanding the reasons for failure, Meredith continued to put research into practice, breaking down the bureaucracy and policy which hampered organisations and focusing on giving individuals opportunities commensurate with their abilities and interests.

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