Effective Teamwork: Practical Lessons from Organizational Research Second Edition

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Overview

Effective Teamwork provides all the tools necessary to help teams become more effective, including case studies, discussion questions, exercises and questionnaires.

  • This practical text provides all the tools necessary to help teams become more effective, including case studies, discussion questions, exercises and questionnaires
  • Drawing on psychological research, the text examines those factors which prevent and promote team effectiveness.
  • The second edition includes new chapters on creating teams and on conflicts in teams.
  • Now includes more material on team leadership, on the sorts of tasks that are best done by teams, and on the relationship between working in teams and mental health.
  • Contains new sections on introducing teamwork, on virtual team working and team working across national boundaries, on emotions in teams, and on trust within and between teams.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405110587
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/6/2004
  • Series: Psychology of Work and Organizations Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael West is Professor of Organizational Psychology and Director of Research at Aston Business School. He is also a member of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has authored or edited 14 previous books including The International Handbook of Organizational Teamwork and Co-operation (2003), Effective Top Management Teams (2001), Developing Creativity in Organizations (1997) and the Handbook of Workgroup Psychology (1996).
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Do Teams Work? 7
2 Creating Teams 27
3 Leading Teams 49
4 Team Building 75
5 Team Vision 88
6 Being Part of a Team 102
7 Aiming for Excellence in Team Work 117
8 Creative Problem Solving 137
9 Team Support 155
10 Conflict in Teams 171
11 Teams in Organizations 183
Bibliography 205
Author Index 216
Subject Index 220
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