Doing More with Teams: The New Way to Winning

Doing More with Teams: The New Way to Winning

by Bruce Piasecki
     
 

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From instincts as ancient as our hunter-gatherer stages, human beings have worked in teams. But what have we really learned about what drives us to cooperate and collaborate with each other? Does all of the selfishness and scandal in business and government today suggest we have spilt the special sauce of teamwork?

Doing More with Teams explores what can

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From instincts as ancient as our hunter-gatherer stages, human beings have worked in teams. But what have we really learned about what drives us to cooperate and collaborate with each other? Does all of the selfishness and scandal in business and government today suggest we have spilt the special sauce of teamwork?

Doing More with Teams explores what can be done to encourage a new form of competition so that organizations complete the challenges before them to drive growth and get results. It offers a new premise for the idea of teamwork and challenges the perception that individualism is the only way to wealth. Through real-life and historical examples of teams that have inspired awe, this book lays out a solid set of principles that work for all kinds of teams, including:

  • How aging teaches us the value of teams as a source of meaningfulness in life
  • How to establish clear principles that call for shared responsibility throughout an organization
  • How to avoid individual motivators that undermine the importance of teams
  • The costs of an excessive expectation of ceaseless victory
  • Why the best team captains are those who quickly and accurately assess team members' capabilities—and figure out how that affects the group

Doing More with Teams enlightens the world to a new, more ethical, more collaborative way forward and shows us how best to tap into the magic of teamwork.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118484951
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/11/2013
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

BRUCE PIASECKI is President and founder of AHC Group, Inc., a management consulting firm. For more than thirty years, AHC Group has focused on the critical areas of corporate governance consulting, energy, and environmental strategy, product innovation, and sustainability strategy. Whether working with Toyota, Shaw Industries, Suncor Energy, or FMC, Bruce and his team show companies how to compete on price, quality, and social needs. Piasecki has evolved from a niche expert on environmental issues for Fortune 500 corporations to a mainstream advocate for sustainable strategies for everyone. He has taught at Cornell University, Clarkson University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, becoming a tenured faculty member and then a director of a master of science graduate program. Piasecki holds a PhD and bachelor's degree from Cornell University, where he was a Cornell National Scholar Award winner. He is the author of the bestselling Doing More with Less (Wiley).

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