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Effective Teamwork

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Klappentext More organizations than ever before have come to the realization that effective teamwork is essential to success. Yet businesses still find that the reality of working in teams is fraught with psychological barriers and practical difficulties. Utilizing the most up-to-date research evidence, the third edition of Effective Teamwork provides business managers with the necessary tools to build and maintain effective teamwork strategies in order to maximize efficiencies and further their organizational objectives.Psychologist and business expert Michael West provides an in-depth examination of the range of positive and negative factors that can affect team functioning. Reflecting the newest developments in the field, the third edition features new chapters on top management teams and virtual team working, as well as increased coverage of such areas as team appraisal rationale, training for team working, 'shared mental models,' dealing with typical failures, and contributions of positive psychology to effective teamwork. Consideration of ethics and values in team functioning--a theme that emerged during the recent financial crisis--is also incorporated into all chapters.With its clear insights and careful balance of rigorous science with organizational practicalities, Effective Teamwork is an invaluable guide to the establishment and maintenance of effective management teams today. Zusammenfassung Updated to reflect the latest research evidence, the third edition of Effective Teamwork provides business managers with the necessary guidance and tools to build and maintain effective teamwork strategies.* A new edition of a bestselling book on teamwork from an acknowledged leader in the field* Offers a unique integration of rigorous research with practical guidance to develop effective leadership teams* Features new chapters on virtual teams and top management teams, plus contemporary themes of ethics and values* Utilizes research based on positive psychology techniques Inhaltsverzeichnis Acknowledgements xiPart 1 Team Effectiveness 11 Creating Effective Teams 3Task and Social Elements of Team Functioning 6Team Effectiveness 7Key Revision Points 12Further Reading 12Web Resources 122 Real Teams Work 13Why Work in Teams? 17Barriers to Effective Teamwork 21What is a Team? 27What do Teams do? 29How can we build Effective Teams? 31Conclusions 35Key Revision Points 37Further Reading 37Web Resources 38Part 2 Developing Teams 393 Creating Teams 41Personality and Ability 43Teamwork Skills 49Diversity of Team Members 52Benefiting from Team Diversity 57Implications of Diversity 58Key Revision Points 59Further Reading 59Web Resources 594 Leading Teams 60The Three Team Leadership Tasks 61The Three Elements of Leading Teams 63Tripwires for Team Leaders 77Developing Team Leadership Skills 79Self-managing or Shared Leadership Work Teams 84Key Revision Points 85Further Reading 85Web Resources 865 Team Training 87The Stages of Team Development 89Types of Team Training Interventions 91Conclusions 101Key Revision Points 102Further Reading 102Web Resources 102Part 3 Team Working 1056 Setting Team Direction 107Team Objectives 107The Elements of Team Vision 113Strategy for Teams 115Key Revision Points 117Further Reading 117Web Resources 1187 Team Playing 119Interaction 120Information Sharing 124Influencing and Decision Making 125Creating Safety in Teams 131Key Revision Points 133Further Reading 134Web Resources 1348 Team Quality Management 135Groupthink 136Team Pressures to Conform 138Obedience to Authority 139Team Defence Mechanisms 139Commitment to Quality 141Task Focus/Constructive Controversy 142Encouraging Constructive Controversy in Teams 143Conclusion 151Key Revision Points 152Further Reading 153Web Resources 1539 Creative Team Problem Solving 15...

Michael West is Professor of Organizational Psychology at Lancaster University Management School, UK. Previously Executive Dean of Aston Business School, he has authored, edited or co-edited seventeen books. He has also published over 200 articles for scientific and practitioner publications, and numerous chapters in scholarly books. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), the American Psychological Association (APA), the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the British Academy of Management (BAM) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Updated to reflect the latest research evidence, the third edition of Effective Teamwork provides business managers with the necessary guidance and tools to build and maintain effective teamwork strategies.

Acknowledgements xi Part 1 Team Effectiveness 1 1 Creating Effective Teams 3 Task and Social Elements of Team Functioning 6 Team Effectiveness 7 Key Revision Points 12 Further Reading 12 Web Resources 12 2 Real Teams Work 13 Why Work in Teams? 17 Barriers to Effective Teamwork 21 What is a Team? 27 What do Teams do? 29 How can we build Effective Teams? 31 Conclusions 35 Key Revision Points 37 Further Reading 37 Web Resources 38 Part 2 Developing Teams 39 3 Creating Teams 41 Personality and Ability 43 Teamwork Skills 49 Diversity of Team Members 52 Benefiting from Team Diversity 57 Implications of Diversity 58 Key Revision Points 59 Further Reading 59 Web Resources 59 4 Leading Teams 60 The Three Team Leadership Tasks 61 The Three Elements of Leading Teams 63 Tripwires for Team Leaders 77 Developing Team Leadership Skills 79 Self-managing or Shared Leadership Work Teams 84 Key Revision Points 85 Further Reading 85 Web Resources 86 5 Team Training 87 The Stages of Team Development 89 Types of Team Training Interventions 91 Conclusions 101 Key Revision Points 102 Further Reading 102 Web Resources 102 Part 3 Team Working 105 6 Setting Team Direction 107 Team Objectives 107 The Elements of Team Vision 113 Strategy for Teams 115 Key Revision Points 117 Further Reading 117 Web Resources 118 7 Team Playing 119 Interaction 120 Information Sharing 124 Influencing and Decision Making 125 Creating Safety in Teams 131 Key Revision Points 133 Further Reading 134 Web Resources 134 8 Team Quality Management 135 Groupthink 136 Team Pressures to Conform 138 Obedience to Authority 139 Team Defence Mechanisms 139 Commitment to Quality 141 Task Focus/Constructive Controversy 142 Encouraging Constructive Controversy in Teams 143 Conclusion 151 Key Revision Points 152 Further Reading 153 Web Resources 153 9 Creative Team Problem Solving 155 Team Innovation 156 Creative Problem Solving in Teams 160 Techniques for Promoting Creativity within a Team 162 Using Creativity Techniques in Team Meetings 166 Other Influences on Team Innovation 167 Key Revision Points 170 Further Reading 170 Web Resources 171 10 Team Support 172 The Emotional Life of Teams 174 Social Support 176 Support for Team Member Growth and Development 182 Balance between Home and Work Life 184 Social Climate 184 Conclusions 186 Key Revision Points 187 Further Reading 187 Web Resources 187 11 Conflict in Teams 188 Team Conflicts 188 Types of Team Conflict 189 Resolving Team Conflicts 189 Organizational Causes of Conflict 191 Interpersonal Conflicts 193 Difficult Team Members 195 Key Revision Points 198 Further Reading 198 Web Resources 198 Part 4 Teams in Organizations 199 12 Teams in Organizations 201 Introducing Team-based Working (TBW) 202 The Relationship between Teams and their Organizations 205 What do Teams need from their Organizations? 207 The Role of Human Resource Management (HRM) 209 What do Organizations require from Teams? 213 Bridging across Teams 216 Conclusions 219 Key Revision Points 219 Further Reading 220 Web Resources 220 13 Virtual Team Working 221 What is Virtual Team Working? 225 Advantages and Disadvantages of Virtual Teams 227 How to Develop Effective Virtual Team Working 228 Lifecycle of Virtual Teams 235 Conclusion 238 Key Revision Points 239 Further Reading 239 Web Resources 240 14 Top Management Teams 241 Task Design 243 Team Effort and Skills 245 Organizational Supports 248 Top Management Team Processes 251 Top Team Participation 254 Corporate Social Responsibility 255 Top Team Meetings 257 Conflict 262 CEO Leadership 263 Conclusions 266 Key Revision Points 268 Further Reading 268 Web Resources 268 References 269 Author Index 286 Subject Index 292

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Titre: Effective Teamwork
Code EAN: 9780470974971
ISBN: 978-0-470-97497-1
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Genre: Psychologie
nombre de pages: 312
Poids: 402g
Taille: H14mm x B227mm x T152mm
Année: 2012
Auflage: 3. Aufl.


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