The Driving Force: Lessons in Teamwork from Saturn and other Leading Companies

Overview Building Teams Builds Profits And Collaboration   Done well, teams inspire and motivate people to give their greatest effort to the benefit of the whole group or organization.  And that, in turn, builds organizational efficiency and profitability along with employee enthusiasm.  If you use teams or are thinking of using teams in your workplace, Driving Force author Nancy Brown-Johnston will guide you expertly through the options and the process.   What Is The Driving Force Approach?    Making teams a business strateg See more details below
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Overview

Building Teams Builds Profits And Collaboration

 

Done well, teams inspire and motivate people to give their greatest effort to the benefit of the whole group or organization.  And that, in turn, builds organizational efficiency and profitability along with employee enthusiasm.  If you use teams or are thinking of using teams in your workplace, Driving Force author Nancy Brown-Johnston will guide you expertly through the options and the process.

 

What Is The Driving Force Approach? 

 

Making teams a business strategy.  Determine if your staff and organization are ready for teams.  Understand and select the type of team your organization needs.  Use the comprehensive assessment toolkit to help you evaluate readiness, determine areas requiring development, and institute continuous improvement practices.

 

Why You’ll Want to Read This Book

 

Because it’s written by one of the world’s leading experts on the theory and practical implementation of teams.  Because teams can have a tremendously positive impact on your organization’s morale, products, service and image.

 

What Types Of Teams Are Addressed?

o       Executive Leadership Teams    

o       Virtual Teams

o       Natural Work Teams   

o       Project Teams

o       Quick-Change Teams

o       Global Teams  

Is This Book For Practitioners Or For Researchers/Academics?

Both!   Nancy Brown-Johnston addresses the needs of both audiences by combining theory and strategy with pragmatic execution tactics.  Specifically, the primary audience for the book includes:

  • Human Resource and Training Professionals
  • Line Managers
  • Coaches and Consultants
  • Organizational Development Specialists
  • Professors and Researchers
  • Anyone charged with leading, developing or building a team

 

Bottom Line On The Driving Force

 

To develop teamwork, team leaders, and team members.  To strengthen interpersonal relationships and enhance cultural understanding within teams to increase their effectiveness.  To achieve organizational goals and increase profitability through increased creativity, collaboration, efficiency, and productivity inside the workplace.  To show organizations, leaders, and individuals how to implement a team-building process and how to develop teams to their fullest potential.

 

 

 

 

About The Author

 

Nancy Brown-Johnston has over 30 years of experience in training and organizational development.  Currently, she is the Director of the Global Change Management Network for General Motors.  Nancy is the founder of TripleWin Consulting LLC and develops training courses for a globabl alliance of training consultants.  Previously, she was the director of training and organization development for Saturn Corporation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780975263808
  • Publisher: Xephor Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.61 (d)

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