DescriptionThis book is filled with the concepts, ideas, and practical suggestions that are needed for any manager to have at hand if he or she is a member or creator of a committee, team, task-force, or any other activity involving collaboration among several people. The ideas are proven by several decades of experience and well-supported in the text with numerous examples.
Part One: The Four Cs of Team Development.
1 The Search for the High-Performing Team.
2 Context: Laying the Foundation for Team Success.
3 Composition: Getting the Right People on the Bus.
4 Competencies: Developing Team Skills for High Performance.
5 Change: Devising More Effective Ways of Working Together.
6 Bringing the Four Cs Together: Designing a Team-Building Program.
Part Two: Solving Specific Problems Through Team Building.
7 Managing Conflict in the Team.
8 Overcoming Unhealthy Agreement.
9 Reducing Conflict Between Teams.
Part Three: Team Building in Different Kinds of Teams.
10 Managing the Temporary Team.
11 High-Performing Virtual Teams.
12 Managing Interorganizational (Alliance) Teams.
Part Four: The Challenge of Team Building for the Future.
13 Challenges for Building Effective Teams.
- Understand the basic theory and methods behind team building
- Use the diagnostic surveys to identify the problems affecting their teams
- Use specific team building strategies (role clarification, inter-team team building, etc.) to help solve the problems that his/her team is facing
- Conduct team building in different situations