Keeping Teams on Track: What to Do when the Going Gets Rough

Keeping Teams on Track: What to Do when the Going Gets Rough




By increasing productivity, lowering costs and building employee satisfaction, teams have become a powerful vehicle for transforming the workplace. But why do so many teams falter after starting out so promising? Keeping Teams On Track takes an in-depth look at what happens to teams after the launch. Written by acknowledged leaders in organizational consultation and based on extensive research and experience, the book explores the workings of the team culure and how it differs from a standard organization. The authors review common problems that are likely to surface as team members struggle to define themselves and function within the new management paradigm, and they offer practical solutions that will help teams endure over the long term. Keeping Teams on Track examines several organizations' successful transitions to teams. By focusing on the best practices of these organizations, Keeping Teams on Track helps readers understand how to maintain successful teams. This guide discusses key issues all teams face, including: The reasons teams struggle; The challenges facing organizations when implementing teams; Tools and techniques for nurturing maturing teams.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786304752
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 05/01/1996
Pages: 323
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.32(d)

Table of Contents

Teams are not a walk in the park.Problems you can see from the launch pad. Early problems and concerns. Starting on the road to self-sufficiency. Should you redesign the work process?. Measuring progress. Mid-course corrections. What to do when you're stumbing in the dark. Stabilizing the platform. How to handle compensation issues. Managing stress. Converting the unbeliever. Weakness in the infrastructure. Putting it all together. The ABB story. Resisting the urge to sit back. Holding the vision.

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