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Team Effectiveness and Decision Making in Organizations


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Team Effectiveness and Decision Making in Organizations

Richard A. Guzzo, Eduardo Salas

ISBN: 978-1-555-42641-5 March 1995 Pfeiffer 414 Pages

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The seventh book in the Frontiers of Industrial and OrganizationalPsychology Series, sponsored by the Society for Industrial andOrganizational Psychology, a division of the American PsychologicalAssociation.

Get the latest perspective on teams from leading professionals inmanagement and social, industrial, and organization psychology.You'll get the latest research perspective on teams and theirnature, function, effectiveness, decision-making process, and theirability to change the face of organizational life.

This research-based resource:

* Explores the ins and outs of staffing teams, emphasizing thenecessity for the right mix of skills, talents, job functions, andpersonalities
* Examines diversity and its effect on the group process
* Provides the latest findings on accurate measurement of teamperformance
* Shows the results of using information technology to help teamsget work done and reshape the way individuals work together

Plus, you'll get tested models and methods for improving teameffectiveness in any organizational context. Use it as a handbookon team dynamics and as a guide to a better understanding of theeffect of teams on organizational design.
1. Introduction: At the Intersection of Team Effectiveness andDecision Making (Richard A. Guzzo)

2. Measuring and Managing for Team Performance: Lessons fromComplex Environments (Robert M. Mcintyre, Eduardo Salas)

3. Computer-Assisted Groups: A Critical Review of the EmpiricalResearch (Andrea B. Hollingshead, Joseph E. Mcgrath)

4. Cooperation Theory, Constructive Controversy, andEffectiveness: Learning from Crisis (Dean Tjosvold)

5. Raising an Individual Decision Making Model to the TeamLevel: A New Research Model and Paradigm (Daniel R. Ilgen, DebraA. Major, John R. Hollenbeck, Douglas J. Sego)

6. Innovations in Modeling and Stimulating Team Performance:Implications for Decision Making (Michael D. Coovert, J. PhilipCraiger, Janis A. Cannon-Bowers)

7. Understanding the Dynamics of Diversity in Decision MakingTeams (Susan E. Jackson, Karen Ae May, Kristina Whitney)

8. Teamwork Stress Implications for Team Decision Making (BenB. Morgan, Jr., Clint A. Bowers)

9. Staffing for Effective Group Decision Making: Key Issues inMatching People and Teams (Richard Klimoski, Robert G. S.Jones)

10. Defining Competencies and Establishing Team TrainingRequirements (Janis A. Cannon-Bowers, Scott I. Tannenbaum,Eduardo Salas, Catherine E. Volpe)

11. Conclusion: Common Themes Amongst the Diversity (RichardA. Guzzo)