Supporting Work Team Effectiveness: Best Management Practices for Fostering High Performance / Edition 1

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A Guide For Managers Of Team-Based Organizations

One of few books to address the management issues of team-based companies, this work shows how to build an organizational infrastructure conducive to superior team performance. The work dispenses with the usual one-model-fits-all approach to identify six distinct types of teams-production, service, management, project, action, and advisory'and explain in detail how to design, implement, and manage the unique systems, policies, and practices that support each. The contributors-all leading consultants and researchers-draw from important case studies to present the best management practices of team-based organizations. Covers every nuance from management structuring to team staffing to information systems. Even shows how to create a physical facility that's right for teams.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787943226
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/6/1998
  • Series: Business and Management Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents



The Authors.

Part One: Laying the Foundation for High-Performance Work Teams.

1. The Challenges of Supporting Work Team Effectiveness.

2. Organizing Teams for Success.

3. Selection and Staffing for Team Effectiveness.

Part Two: Leading, Training, Measuring, and Rewarding Teams.

4. The Roles of Leaders in High-Performance Teams.

5. Training for Team Effectiveness.

6. Measurement and Feedback Systems for Teams.

7. Creating Effective Pay Systems for Teams.

Part Three: Infrastructure for Team Effectiveness.

8. Information Technology and High-Performance Teams.

9. Communication Technologies for Traditional and Virtual Teams.

10. Facility Design for High-Performance Teams.

Part Four: Best Management Practices for High-Performance Teams.

11. Supporting Work Team Effectiveness: Best Practices.






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