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In this completely revised version of his best-selling book, Cross-Functional Teams: Working with Allies, Enemies, and 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 from 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.
1. The World of Cross-Functional Teams.
2. The Competitive Advantages of Cross-Functional Teams.
3. Overcoming Barriers and Obstacles to Teamwork.
4. Leading Cross-Functional Teams: It's a Tough Job!
5. Empowering Teams to Do the Job.
6. Setting Goals for Shared Commitments.
7. Building Bridges Outside the Team.
8. Appraising Teamwork and Team Members.
9. Team Pay for Team Play.
10. Learning as a Team Event.
11. Team Size: Small Is Beautiful.
12. The Team Working Together.
13. Management's Role in Building a Team-Based Organization.
14. Jump-Starting the Change to Cross-Functional Teams.
Resources for Cross-Functional Teamwork.
Fighting the Forces of Evil.
Case Study One: Creating the Climate for Cross-Functional Teams.
Case Study Two: A Virtual Cross-Functional Team Story.
Case Study Three: A Network of Cross-Functional.
Teams Responds to the 9/11 Crisis Case Study Four: A Permanent Cross-Functional.
Team in the Public Sector Survey of Cross-Functional Teamwork.
Posted September 3, 2004
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.