When Teams Work Best: 6,000 Team Members and Leaders Tell What it Takes to Succeed / Edition 1 by Frank M. J. LaFasto, Carl Larson, Carl E. Larson | | 9780761923664 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
When Teams Work Best: 6,000 Team Members and Leaders Tell What it Takes to Succeed / Edition 1

When Teams Work Best: 6,000 Team Members and Leaders Tell What it Takes to Succeed / Edition 1

by Frank M. J. LaFasto, Carl Larson, Carl E. Larson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761923667

ISBN-13: 9780761923664

Pub. Date: 08/21/2001

Publisher: SAGE Publications

What makes some teams achieve extraordinary outcomes, while other fall disappointingly short of the mark?

Frank LaFasto and Carl Larson have systematically explored that question for more than 20 years. In 1989, they published the best-selling book TeamWork; What Must Go Right/What Can Go Wrong, which reported the results of an in-depth study of

Overview

What makes some teams achieve extraordinary outcomes, while other fall disappointingly short of the mark?

Frank LaFasto and Carl Larson have systematically explored that question for more than 20 years. In 1989, they published the best-selling book TeamWork; What Must Go Right/What Can Go Wrong, which reported the results of an in-depth study of some of the most successful teams in recent history and identified the eight characteristics of high performance teams.

When Teams Work Best advances this groundbreaking research by probing more deeply inside the workings of hundred of teams—some effective and some faltering. For over a decade, the authors collected and analyzed responses from more than 6,000 team members and leaders across a variety of industries, in both public and private sectors, to find out exactly what conditions help or hinder teams in achieving their goals. The voices of these team members—often eloquent, always enlightening—are heard through the quotations that appear throughout the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761923664
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/21/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
674,399
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.74(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue
A Brief Perspective on Teamwork and Collaboration
What Makes a Good Team Member?
The Abilities and Behaviors That Matter
Team Relationships
Simple and Easy versus Complicated and Hard
Team Problem-Solving
Raising and Resolving the Real Issues
The Team Leader
What Works/What Gets in the Way
The Organization Environment
Promoting Clarity, Confidence, and Commitment
A Final Word
Notes
Appendix
Reliability of the Collaborative Team Leader Instrument

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