”To inspire people from more than 35 European countries, spread from South to North and from West to East is not an easy task… but Richard did it! Nicolas Florin CEO Gs1 Europe
Music as metaphor and inspirationsource
Wich instrument do you play?
What is your tune?
Where words fail, music speaks. Hans Christian Andersen.
Without music, life is a journey through a desert. Pat Conroy.
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it’s really a stupid thing to want to do. Elvis Costello.
Simplicity is the mastery of complexity. Richard de Hoop.
If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. Albert Einstein.
Entertainment with a message, Entert®ainment.
Music can change the world because it can change people. Bono.
The wise musicians are those who play what they can master. Duke Ellington.
Orchestra Game

As a speaker on teamwork I use music as a metaphor. I compare musical instruments with characters of people. My Orchestra Game should be fun and is meant to provide you with an initial, specific indication of your preferred team roles. Colleagues at Belbin will forgive me for not wanting to make things too complicated here. The game version on the web page neither can nor is intended to replace the original Belbin Test.

You may take this so-called „Interplace-Test“ at any time later as a supplement. Simply go to or purchase the book „Management Teams: Why they succeed or fail“ by Meredith Belbin. There you’ll find a postcard which you can send to the Belbin Organisation in England. You will then receive a free link to the online test, as well as further information.

My book: "Herrie of harmonie" ("Noise or harmony") is available in Dutch and German. The Englisch translation is in progress.


  • How strongly do these statements apply to you?
  • The Orchestra Game consists of 48 statements. Please click for each one respectively the extent to which these statements apply to you. Please click one of the four point values in each instance.
  •   0 Points = Does not apply at all
  • 10 Points = Scarcely applies
  • 20 Points = Strongly applies
  • 30 Points = That’s me
  • Total processing time should not exceed 10 minutes, because here’s what counts: It‘s important to be honest. It’s appropriate to be spontaneous. Just have fun and enjoy a few informative moments while clicking on the applicable statements.
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