Making the Team

Making the Team : A Guide for Managers: International Edition

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For undergraduate or graduate management courses in Organization Behavior, Group Dynamics, or Teamwork; also appropriate for executives enrolled in degree and non-degree short courses on general management.A perfect marriage of theory and practice, Making the Team unites cutting-edge research on groups with practical management principles. The text is organized into 3 primary tasks for the leader/manager: 1) Accurately assessing and improving team performance; 2) Managing the internal dynamics of teams (diversity, conflict, and creativity); and 3) Optimally leveraging the team within the larger organization.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 178 x 232 x 16mm | 580g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 2nd edition
  • 0131327879
  • 9780131327870
  • 2,159,110

Table of contents

I. THE BASICS OF TEAMWORK. 1. Teams in Organizations: Facts and Myths. 2. Performance and Productivity: Team Performance Criteria and Threats to Productivity. 3. Rewarding Teamwork: Compensation and Performance Appraisals. II. INTERNAL DYNAMICS. 4. Building the Team: Tasks, People, and Relationships. 5. Sharpening the Team Mind: Communication and Collective Intelligence. 6. Team Decision Making: Pitfalls and Solutions. 7. Conflict in Teams: Leveraging Differences to Create Opportunity. 8. Creativity: Mastering Strategies for High Performance. III. EXTERNAL DYNAMICS. 9. Networking, Social Capital, and Integrating Across Teams. 10. Leadership: Managing the Paradox. 11. Interteam Relations: Competition and Cooperation. 12. Teamwork via Information Technology: Challenges and Opportunities. Appendix 1: Managing Meetings: A Toolkit. Appendix 2: Tips for Consultants and Facilitators. Appendix 3: A Guide for Creating Effective Study Groups. Appendix 4: Example Items from Peer Evaluations and 360-Degree Performance Evaluations.
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About Leigh L. Thompson

Leigh L. Thompson is the J. Jay Gerber Distinguished Professor of Dispute Resolution and Organizations in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is also the director of the AT&T Behavioral Research Laboratory at Kellogg and the Leading High Impact Teams Executive Program at Kellogg. An active consultant, Thompson has taught teamwork skills to a wide variety of executives and managers all over the world. An internationally recognized scholar, Thompson has published four books and over 65 articles in leading management journals and books. Thompson has received numerous awards and honors for her research, including the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, California, and a grant from the Citigroup Behavioral Sciences Research Council of Citibank. For more information about Leigh Thompson's teaching and research, please
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