Making the Team / Edition 2

Making the Team / Edition 2

by Leigh Thompson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131416588

ISBN-13: 9780131416581

Pub. Date: 07/28/2003

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This text provides a good balance of theory and practice. It combines cutting-edge research on groups with practical management principles. The text is organized into 3 primary tasks for the leader/manager: 1) Accurately assessing and improving team performance; 2) Managing the internal dynamics of teams (diversity, conflict, and creativity); and 3) Optimally

Overview

This text provides a good balance of theory and practice. It combines cutting-edge research on groups with practical management principles. The text is organized into 3 primary tasks for the leader/manager: 1) Accurately assessing and improving team performance; 2) Managing the internal dynamics of teams (diversity, conflict, and creativity); and 3) Optimally leveraging the team within the larger organization. It is written for both team leaders and team members.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131416581
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

PART I. THE BASICS OF TEAMWORK
1. Teams in Organizations: Facts and Myths
2. Performance and Productivity: Team Performance Criteria and Threats to Productivity
3. Rewarding Teamwork: Compensation and Performance Appraisals

PART II. INTERNAL DYNAMICS
4. Designing the Team: Tasks, People, and Processes
5. Team Identity, Emotion, and Development
6. Sharpening the Team Mind: Communication and Collective Intelligence
7. Team Decision Making: Pitfalls and Solutions
8. Conflict in Teams: Leveraging Differences to Create Opportunity
9. Creativity: Mastering Strategies for High Performance

PART III. EXTERNAL DYNAMICS
10. Networking, Social Capital, and Integrating across Teams
11. Leadership: Managing the Paradox
12. Interteam Relations: Competition and Cooperation
13. Teaming Across Distance and Culture

APPENDIX 1. Managing Meetings: A Toolkit
APPENDIX 2. Tips for Facilitators
APPENDIX 3. A Guide for Creating Effective Study Groups
APPENDIX 4. Example Items from Peer Evaluations and 360-Degree Performance Evaluations

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