NEW from the bestselling HBR’s 10 Must Reads series.
Most teams underperform. Yours can beat the odds.
If you read nothing else on building better teams, read these 10 articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you assemble and steer teams that get results.
Leading experts such as Jon Katzenbach, Teresa Amabile, and Tamara Erickson provide the insights and advice you need to:
Boost team performance through mutual accountability
Motivate large, diverse groups to tackle complex projects
Increase your teams’ emotional intelligence
Prevent decision deadlock
Extract results from a bunch of touchy superstars
Fight constructively with top-management colleagues
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Table of Contents
The New Science of Building Great Teams Alex "Sandy" Pentland 1
Why Teams Don't Work: An Interview with J. Richard Hackman Diane Coutu 21
The Discipline of Teams Jon R. Katzenbach Douglas K. Smith 35
Eight Ways to Build Collaborative Teams Lynda Gratton Tamara J. Erickson 55
The Power of Small Wins Teresa M. Amabile Steven J. Kramer 75
Building the Emotional Intelligence of Groups Vanessa Urch Druskat Steven B. Wolff 95
Managing Multicultural Teams Jeanne Brett Kristin Behfar Mary C. Kern 117
When Teams Can't Decide Bob Frisch 135
Virtuoso Teams Bill Fischer Andy Boynton 149
How Management Teams Can Have a Good Fight Kathleen M. Eisenhardt Jean L. Kahwajy L.J. Bourgeois III 165
About the Contributors 183