Making the Team: A Guide for Managers / Edition 3

Making the Team: A Guide for Managers / Edition 3

by Leigh L. Thompson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131861352

ISBN-13: 9780131861350

Pub. Date: 07/27/2007

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Integrating theory, research, and application, Making the Team, 3e offers leaders, managers, and executives — current and future — the most practical, up-to-date research on groups and teams.

The exciting new third edition of Making the Team: A Guide for Managers combines cutting-edge theory with the latest research and

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Integrating theory, research, and application, Making the Team, 3e offers leaders, managers, and executives — current and future — the most practical, up-to-date research on groups and teams.

The exciting new third edition of Making the Team: A Guide for Managers combines cutting-edge theory with the latest research and real-world applications. It delivers the most current research on groups and teams in a digestible manner. An excellent resource for managers at every stage of the game, the book offers insight to help both players and coaches maximize their success.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131861350
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
07/27/2007
Series:
Alternative eText Formats Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IThe Basics of Teamwork1
Ch. 1Teams in Organizations: Facts and Myths1
Ch. 2Performance and Productivity: Team Performance Criteria and Threats to Productivity17
Ch. 3Rewarding Teamwork: Compensation and Performance Appraisals35
Pt. IIInternal Dynamics59
Ch. 4Building the Team: Tasks, People, and Relationships59
Ch. 5Sharpening the Team Mind: Communication and Collective Intelligence85
Ch. 6Team Decision Making: Conformity, Pitfalls, and Solutions109
Ch. 7Conflict in Teams: Leveraging Differences to Create Opportunity131
Ch. 8Creativity: Mastering Strategies for High Performance150
Pt. IIIExternal Dynamics169
Ch. 9Managing the External Environment169
Ch. 10Leadership: Managing the Paradox188
Ch. 11Interteam Relations: Competition and Stereotyping213
Ch. 12Teamwork via Information Technology: Challenges and Opportunities231
App. 1Managing Meetings: A Toolkit255
App. 2Special Tips for Consultants and Facilitators263
App. 3A Guide for Creating Effective Study Groups267
App. 4Example Items from Peer Evaluations and 360-Degree Performance Evaluations271
References277
Author Index307
Subject Index313

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