Improving Work Groups: A Practical Manual for Team Building / Edition 1

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Build and maintain effective teams!

Aimed at any manager, consultant, or employee responsible for developing effective teams, Improving Work Groups offers a step-by-step system for initiating and evaluating team performance.

Focuses on the underlying concepts of developing work teams:* What a team really is* Why teams should be built in the first place* How teams are developed* Who develops them* How to measure and improve team effectiveness

Improving Work Groups brings an element of open, systematic planning and review to the task of team development. The book begins by offering general guidelines and identifying opportunities and potential pitfalls. It then explores the four stages of team development, followed by a sample of The Team-Review Survey (copies sold separately). This survey enables the team to determine its own unique strengths and weaknesses.

It concludes with 25 activities that enable the team to work through elements that inhibit its effectiveness. Includes one introductory activity and two activities to address each of the 12 possible blockages. The activities cover a wide range of issues concerning team building, such as: setting objectives, analyzing the leadership function, team-development stages, charting team success, and many more.

Any team manager?novice or seasoned veteran?will find Improving Work Groups a valuable tool for developing teams that work together long into the future!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780883903551
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/24/1992
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,017,651
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Part One: The Team-Building Process.
Part Two: The Team-Review Survey.
Part Three: Team Development.
Part Four: Addressing Blockages.
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