Cross- Functional Teams: Working with Allies, Enemies, and Other Strangers / Edition 2

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Overview

In this completely revised version of his best-selling book, Cross-Functional Teams: Working with Allies, Enemies, and Other Strangers, author and consultant Glenn Parker updates his definitive practical guide to include his recent work in team rewards and recognition, communications technology, and multicultural and virtual-team issues. This new edition contains fresh examples and additional case studies of successful cross-functional teams for IBM, Parke-Davis, Xerox, Boeing, BOC Gases, government agencies, and more. Parker offers concrete advice and inspiration to team leaders, team members, and senior management. Cross-Functional Teams delivers a team operating manual to executives, team leaders, human resource professionals, and students of organizational behavior and provides a tool kit of assessment surveys, worksheets, checklists, and even sample training programs to help launch and sustain effective teams.

In the only book to focus exclusively on cross-functional teams, Parker offers a no-nonsense, practical approach to what works and what doesn't in cross-functional teams, presenting case studies from such corporate giants as Motorola, 3M, Honeywell, and Chrysler. Approx.

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Barbara Jacobs
The old maxim that politics makes for strange bedfellows has proved true over the years, and today's workers will agree that business does the same. Consultant Parker probes the nature of corporate groups today; examines their inner workings, successes, and failures; and explains why cross-functional--that is, members from different departments--can influence company products, performance, and profits. Despite its heavy-sounding title, the book is easy to read. Parker cites the usual stellar array of admired corporations, from Federal Express to Xerox, to make his point, and tries to expunge the jargon of the day from his language. A readily accessible guide to get people working together.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787960858
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/12/2002
  • Series: The Jossey-Bass Business and Management Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,164,187
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
The Author
1 The World of Cross-Functional Teams 1
2 The Competitive Advantages of Cross-Functional Teams 12
3 Overcoming Barriers and Obstacles to Teamwork 37
4 Leading Cross-Functional Teams: It's a Tough Job! 53
5 Empowering Teams to Do the Job 67
6 Setting Goals for Shared Commitments 87
7 Building Bridges Outside the Team 97
8 Appraising Teamwork and Team Members 112
9 Team Pay for Team Play 124
10 Learning as a Team Event 141
11 Team Size: Small Is Beautiful 160
12 The Team Working Together 170
13 Management's Role in Building a Team-Based Organization 195
14 Jump-Starting the Change to Cross-Functional Teams 209
Resources for Cross-Functional Teamwork 219
References 289
Index 299
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2004

    Great Book on Teams

    Glenn Parker's book is a must-read for individuals and organizations that have cross-functional teams or are considering implementing them. Practical advice and actual examples of successful cross-functional teams make this book an easy and enjoyable read. I highly recommend this book to those who are looking to improve organizational effectiveness through cross-functional teams.

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