Harvard Business Review on Building Better Teams

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Most teams underperform. Yours can beat the odds.

If you need the best practices and ideas for superior team building--but don't have time to find them--this book is for you. Here are 10 inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place.

This collection of HBR articles will help you:

- Boost team performance through mutual accountability

- Motivate large, diverse groups to tackle complex projects

- Increase groups' emotional intelligence

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Overview


Most teams underperform. Yours can beat the odds.

If you need the best practices and ideas for superior team building--but don't have time to find them--this book is for you. Here are 10 inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place.

This collection of HBR articles will help you:

- Boost team performance through mutual accountability

- Motivate large, diverse groups to tackle complex projects

- Increase groups' emotional intelligence

- Reverse the fortunes of a struggling team

- Prevent decision deadlock

- Extract results from a bunch of touchy superstars

- Fight constructively with top-management colleagues

- Ensure productivity in far-flung teams

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422162347
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 5/10/2011
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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If you need the best practices and ideas for the business challenges you face--but don't have time to find them--Harvard Business Review paperbacks are for you. Each book is a collection of HBR's inspiring and useful perspectives on a specific topic, all in one place.
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Table of Contents

Why Teams Don't Work Diane Coutu 1

The Discipline of Teams Jon R. Katzenbach Douglas K. Smith 19

Eight Ways to Build Collaborative Teams Lynda Gratton Tamara J. Erickson 45

Building the Emotional Intelligence of Groups Vanessa Urch Druskat Steven B. Wolff 73

Managing Multicultural Teams Jeanne Brett Kristin Behfar Mary C. Kern 103

The Tough Work of Turning Around a Team Bill Parcells 125

When Teams Can't Decide Bob Frisch 135

Virtuoso Teams Bill Fischer Andy Boynton 153

How Management Teams Can Have a Good Fight Kathleen M. Eisenhardt Jean L. Kahwajy L.J. Bourgeois III 173

Can Absence Make a Team Grow Stronger? Ann Majchrzak Arvind Malhotra Jeffrey Stamps Jessica Lipnack 197

Index 219

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