The Essentials of Teamworking: International Perspectives

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The team, rather than the individual, is increasingly seen as the building block of organizations and a key source of competitive advantage. Despite this, not enough is understood about how to build successful teams in modern organizations.

The Essentials of Teamworking broadens this understanding by offering a selection of key chapters on teamwork from the International Handbook of Organizational Teamwork and Cooperative Working. This concise paperback edition reveals the ...

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Overview

The team, rather than the individual, is increasingly seen as the building block of organizations and a key source of competitive advantage. Despite this, not enough is understood about how to build successful teams in modern organizations.

The Essentials of Teamworking broadens this understanding by offering a selection of key chapters on teamwork from the International Handbook of Organizational Teamwork and Cooperative Working. This concise paperback edition reveals the complexity of teamwork and offers empirically based guidance on how teamwork can be effectively developed in modern organizations.

Bringing together leading international scholars, The Essentials of Teamworking offers challenging perspectives on teamwork that will inform future research and practice. It is an invaluable resource for professionals, researchers and students alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470015483
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 6.73 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael A. West is Professor of Organizational Psychologyand Head of Research at Aston Business School. He graduated fromthe University of Wales in 1973 and received his PhD in 1977. Hethen spent a year working in the coal mines of South Wales beforebeginning his academic career. He has authored, edited or co-edited14 books including Effective Teamwork (2004, Blackwell), the firstedition of which has been translated into 12 languages, The Secretsof Successful Team Management (2004, Duncan Baird), Developing TeamBased Organisations (2004, Blackwell), the International Handbookof Organizational Teamwork and Cooperative Working 2003, Wiley),Effective Top Management Teams (2001, Blackhall), DevelopingCreativity in Organizations (197, BPS), and the Handbook ofWorkgroup Psychology (1996, Wiley). He has also published over 150articles for scientific and practitioner publications, as well aschapters in scholarly books. He is a Fellow of the BritishPsychological Society, the American Psychological Association(APA), the APA Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology,and the royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturesand Commerce. His areas of research interest are team andorganizational innovation and effectiveness, particularly inrelation to the Organisation of health services.

Dean Tjosvold is Chair Professor of Management, LingnanUniversity in Hong Kong. After graduating from PrincetonUniversity, he earned his Master's Degree in History and his Ph.D.in the social psychology of organization at the University ofMinnesota, both in 1972. He has taught at Pennsylvania StateUniversity, Simon Fraser University, and was visiting professor atthe National University of Singapore in 1983-84, the StateUniversity of Groningen in The Netherlands, 1991-92, Hong KongUniversity of Science and  Technology, 1994-95, and the CityUniversity of Hong Kong, 1995-96.

In 1992, Simon Fraser University awarded him a UniversityProfessorship for his research contributions. He received theAmerican Education Research Association's Outstanding Contributionto Cooperative Learning Award in 1998. His review of cooperativeand competitive conflict was re cognized as the best article inApplied Psychology: An International review for 1998. He is pastpresident of the International Association of Conflict Management.He has published over 200 articles on managing conflict,cooperation and competition decision making, power, and the othermanagement issues. He has served on several editorial boards,including the Academy of Management Review, Journal ofOrganizational Behavior, Journal of Management, and Small GroupResearch.

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Table of Contents

About the Editors.

List of Contributors.

Preface.

1. Cooperation and Conflict: A Personal Perspective on theHistory of the Social Psychological Study of Conflict Resolution(Morton Deutsch).

2. Trust, Identity, and Attachment: Promoting Individuals’Cooperation in Groups (M. Audrey Korsgaard, Susan E. Brodt, andHarry J. Sapienza).

3. AContingency Theory of Task Conflict and Performance inGroups and Organizational Teams (Carsten K. W. De Dreu andLaurie R. Weingart).

4. The Role of Cognition in Managing Conflict to Maximize TeamEffectiveness: A Team Member Schema Similarity Approach (Joan R.Rentsch and Jacqueline A. Zelno).

5. Skill Acquisition and the Development of a Team Mental Model:An Integrative Approach to Analysing Organizational Teams, Task,and Context (Janice Langan-Fox).

6. Training for Cooperative Group Work (David W. Johnson andRoger T. Johnson).

7. Team-based Organization: Creating an Environment for TeamSuccess (Cheryl L. Harris and Michael M. Beyerlein).

8. Team Decision Making in Organizations (Mary Ann Glynn andPamela S. Barr).

9. Social Loafing in Teams (Christel G. Rutte).

10. Power in Groups and Organizations (Peter T. Coleman andMaxim Voronov).

11. Managing the Risk of Learning: Psychological Safety in WorkTeams (Amy C. Edmondson).

12. Cooperation and Teamwork for Innovation (Michael A. Westand Giles Hirst).

13. When East and West Meet: Effective Teamwork across Cultures(Kwok Leung, Lin Lu, and Xiangfen Liang).

Index.

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