Effective Teamwork

Effective Teamwork : Ten Steps for Technical Professions (NetEffect)

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For teamwork-oriented Management Courses found in both 2 year and 4 year engineering technology, manufacturing technology, industrial technology, and quality control programs. Also found in Engineering Management programs at the graduate level.

Approaching teamwork from the technical professional's perspective, this comprehensive, hands-on manual provides a ten-step model for effective teamwork and covers the essential teamwork principles with simulation cases in every chapter. The text addresses the three types of teamwork teams, improvement teams and standing committees-as well as the factors that work against effective teamwork, the character traits that promote effective teamwork and team leadership principles.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 172.7 x 231.1 x 12.7mm | 204.12g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130485276
  • 9780130485274

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Effective teamwork tends to multiply the performance of its members by enhancing their strengths and compensating for their weaknesses, therefore allowing an effective team whose members work together well to outperform even the most talented collection of individuals whose efforts are not mutually supportive. This type of teamwork is essential to the success of technology companies in today's competitive global marketplace. Effective Teamwork: Ten Steps for Technical Professions offers a ten-step model, written specifically for technology companies and technical professionals, for establishing effective teams.

This step-by-step guide: describes the rationale for becoming a team-driven organization, provides a ten-step model for achieving effective teamwork, and explains those steps in detail.
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Table of contents

Introduction: Effective Teamwork-A Ten-Step Model.

1. Establish Direction and Goals.

2. Establish Clear Roles and Ground Rules for Teams.

3. Establish Accountability.

4. Develop Team-Leadership Skills.

5. Develop Communication Skills.

6. Develop Conflict-Management Skills.

7. Establish a Well-Defined Decision-Making Process and Empower Team Members.

8. Establish Positive Team Behaviors.

9. Recognize and Reward Team Performance.

10. Make Teamwork Part of the Culture.

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About David L. Goetsch

David L. Goetsch is provost of the joint campus of the University of West Florida and Okaloosa-Walton Community College and professor of management, quality, and safety. Dr. Goetsch is also president and CEO of the Institute for Continual Improvement, a private consulting firm dedicated to the continual improvement of employees, organizations, and communities. Dr. Goetsch welcomes feedback from his readers and may be reached at the following email address: ddsg200l@cox.net.
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