Making the Team

Making the Team : A Field Guide for Managers

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For a graduate management OR undergraduate management course in Organization Behavior, Group Dynamics, or Teamwork. Making the Team unites cutting-edge research on groups with practical management principles. Making the Team organizes the art and science of teamwork in 3 primary tasks for the leader/manager: (1) Accurately assessing and improving team performance: (2) Managing the internal dynamics of teams (diversity, conflict, creativity within the team): and (3) Optimally leveraging the team within the larger organization. Making the Team is a great core book for a course or a supplement book for the course. The instructor's manual contains exercises for challenging in-class exercises and experimental learning. Managers-in-training as well as the seasoned executive will find the clear, step-by-step approaches offered in this book useful, provocative, and refreshing. This book is a perfect marriage of theory and more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 160 x 238 x 34mm | 859.99g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 0130143634
  • 9780130143631

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: Conformity, Pitfalls, and Solutions. 7. Conflict in Teams: Leveraging Differences to Create Opportunity. 8. Creativity: Mastering Strategies for High Performance. III. EXTERNAL DYNAMICS. 9. Managing the External Environment. 10. Leadership: Managing the Paradox. 11. Interteam Relations: Competition, Social Identity, and Stereotyping. 12. Teamwork via Information Technology: Challenges and Opportunities. Appendix 1. Managing Meetings: A Toolkit. Appendix 2. Special 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. more

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