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Effective Teamwork

Practical Lessons from Organizational Research

Paperback Engels 2012 9780470974971
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Updated to reflect the latest research evidence, the third edition of
Effective Teamwork provides business managers with the necessary guidance and tools to build and maintain effective teamwork strategies.

-A new edition of a bestselling book on teamwork from an acknowledged leader in the field

-Offers a unique integration of rigorous research with practical guidance to develop effective leadership teams

-Features new chapters on virtual teams and top management teams, plus contemporary themes of ethics and values

-Utilizes research based on positive psychology techniques

Specificaties

ISBN13:9780470974971
Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:paperback
Aantal pagina's:310
Druk:3
Verschijningsdatum:3-2-2012
Hoofdrubriek:Leiderschap
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Acknowledgements xi

Part 1 Team Effectiveness 1

1 Creating Effective Teams 3
Task and Social Elements of Team Functioning 6
Team Effectiveness 7
Key Revision Points 12
Further Reading 12
Web Resources 12

2 Real Teams Work 13
Why Work in Teams? 17
Barriers to Effective Teamwork 21
What is a Team? 27
What do Teams do? 29
How can we build Effective Teams? 31
Conclusions 35
Key Revision Points 37
Further Reading 37
Web Resources 38

Part 2 Developing Teams 39

3 Creating Teams 41
Personality and Ability 43
Teamwork Skills 49
Diversity of Team Members 52
Benefiting from Team Diversity 57
Implications of Diversity 58
Key Revision Points 59
Further Reading 59
Web Resources 59

4 Leading Teams 60
The Three Team Leadership Tasks 61
The Three Elements of Leading Teams 63
Tripwires for Team Leaders 77
Developing Team Leadership Skills 79
Self–managing or Shared Leadership Work Teams 84
Key Revision Points 85
Further Reading 85
Web Resources 86

5 Team Training 87
The Stages of Team Development 89
Types of Team Training Interventions 91
Conclusions 101
Key Revision Points 102
Further Reading 102
Web Resources 102

Part 3 Team Working 105

6 Setting Team Direction 107
Team Objectives 107
The Elements of Team Vision 113
Strategy for Teams 115
Key Revision Points 117
Further Reading 117
Web Resources 118

7 Team Playing 119
Interaction 120
Information Sharing 124
Influencing and Decision Making 125
Creating Safety in Teams 131
Key Revision Points 133
Further Reading 134
Web Resources 134

8 Team Quality Management 135
Groupthink 136
Team Pressures to Conform 138
Obedience to Authority 139
Team Defence Mechanisms 139
Commitment to Quality 141
Task Focus/Constructive Controversy 142
Encouraging Constructive Controversy in Teams 143
Conclusion 151
Key Revision Points 152
Further Reading 153
Web Resources 153

9 Creative Team Problem Solving 155
Team Innovation 156
Creative Problem Solving in Teams 160
Techniques for Promoting Creativity within a Team 162
Using Creativity Techniques in Team Meetings 166
Other Influences on Team Innovation 167
Key Revision Points 170
Further Reading 170
Web Resources 171

10 Team Support 172
The Emotional Life of Teams 174
Social Support 176
Support for Team Member Growth and Development 182
Balance between Home and Work Life 184
Social Climate 184
Conclusions 186
Key Revision Points 187
Further Reading 187
Web Resources 187

11 Conflict in Teams 188
Team Conflicts 188
Types of Team Conflict 189
Resolving Team Conflicts 189
Organizational Causes of Conflict 191
Interpersonal Conflicts 193
Difficult Team Members 195
Key Revision Points 198
Further Reading 198
Web Resources 198

Part 4 Teams in Organizations 199

12 Teams in Organizations 201
Introducing Team–based Working (TBW) 202
The Relationship between Teams and their Organizations 205
What do Teams need from their Organizations? 207
The Role of Human Resource Management (HRM) 209
What do Organizations require from Teams? 213
Bridging across Teams 216
Conclusions 219
Key Revision Points 219
Further Reading 220
Web Resources 220

13 Virtual Team Working 221
What is Virtual Team Working? 225
Advantages and Disadvantages of Virtual Teams 227
How to Develop Effective Virtual Team Working 228
Lifecycle of Virtual Teams 235
Conclusion 238
Key Revision Points 239
Further Reading 239
Web Resources 240

14 Top Management Teams 241
Task Design 243
Team Effort and Skills 245
Organizational Supports 248
Top Management Team Processes 251
Top Team Participation 254
Corporate Social Responsibility 255
Top Team Meetings 257
Conflict 262
CEO Leadership 263
Conclusions 266
Key Revision Points 268
Further Reading 268
Web Resources 268

References 269

Author Index 286

Subject Index 292

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