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Effective teamwork: practical lessons from organizational research

Author: West, Michael A. Publisher: British Psychological Society, 2004. ; Blackwell, 2004.Edition: 2nd ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 224 p. : Ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781405110570Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Effective Teamwork Practical Lessons from Organizational Research Contents Introduction Task and Social Elements of Team Functioning 1 2 1 Do Teams Work? Why Work in Teams? Barriers to Effective Teamwork The Paradox of Teamwork Conclusions 7 9 11 17 25 2 Creating Teams The Stages of Team Development Personality and Ability Teamwork Skills Diversity of Team Members Implications of Diversity 27 29 30 36 40 46 3 Leading Teams The Three Team Leadership Tasks The Three Elements of Leading Teams Trip Wires for Team Leaders Developing Team Leadership Skills Self-managing or Self-leading Work Teams 49 49 51 65 68 72 4 Team Building Types of Team-building Interventions Role Clarification and Negotiation Conclusions 75 77 84 85 5 Team Vision Defining Team Vision The Dimensions of Team Vision The Elements of Team Vision Strategy for Teams 88 88 93 95 97 6 Being Part of a Team The Elements of Team Participation Team Decision Making The Stepladder Technique for Decision Making Safety in Teams 102 103 108 111 113 7 Aiming for Excellence in Team Work Groupthink Team Pressures to Conform Obedience to Authority Team Defense Mechanisms A Commitment to Excellence and the Team Task Minority Group Influence in Teams 117 118 120 121 122 124 132 8 Creative Problem Solving Team Innovation Creative Problem Solving in Teams Techniques for Promoting Creativity Within a Team Using Creativity Techniques in Team Meetings Other Influences on Team Innovation 137 138 142 144 149 150 9 Team Support The Emotional Life of Teams Social Support Support for Team Member Growth and Development Balance Between Home and Work Life Social Climate Conclusions 155 157 159 164 167 168 169 10 Conflict in Teams Types of Team Conflict Resolving Team Conflicts Organizational Causes of Conflict 171 172 172 174 Interpersonal Conflicts Difficult Team Members 176 180 11 Teams in Organizations Introducing Team-based Working (TBW) The Relationship Between Teams and Their Organizations What do Teams Need from Their Organizations? The Role of Human Resource Management (HRM) What do Organizations Require from Teams? Bridging Across Teams Conclusions 183 184 186 188 191 192 199 202 Bibliography Author Index Subject Index 205 216 220

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