Cross- Functional Teams : Working with Allies, Enemies, and Other Strangers, Completely Revised and Updated
February 2003, Jossey-Bass
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Michael Zaccaro, vice chairman, Phillips-Van Heusen Company
"Being successful in today's fast-paced global business environment requires many divisions and departments to work collaboratively on teams. Cross-Functional Teams by Glenn Parker provides a very real perspective and actual solutions for integrated teams to enssure that the best talent, experience, and ideas are applied to meet the business needs. From my personal experience, his ideas and solutions work."
Peter B. Corr, senior vice-president, Science and Technology, Pfizer, Inc.
"If you are truly committed to making real teamwork a part of your company's culture, this is a must read. Glenn Parker leads the reader initially to an awakening and then to the ultimate conclusion that cross-functional teams are essential to maximizing your organization's effectiveness. This book provides a detailed roadmap first to diagnosis and then to directing a journey to greater performance. I am now a convert."
Robert Bitterman, president, Dermik Laboratories
"Parker's book fills an important void in the world of team performance. It is loaded with practical examples from many different situations that can help anyone strengthen cross-functional teaming efforts."
Jon Katzenbach, senior partner, Katzenbach Partners, and coauthor, The Wisdom of Teams
"This book will be valuable in many ways to people leading or supporting cross-functional teams in many industries. And it will be valuable to those industries through its use in the college classroom. With increasing emphasis on teaming skills in engineering, accounting, marketing, and other disciplines, exposure to the contents of this book will build the pool of talent that companies can tap when they hire those graduates."
Michael Beyerlein, director, Center for the Study of Work Teams, University of North Texas