Building Team-Based Working: A Practical Guide to Organizational Transformation

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Psychology - 184 pages
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This book gives managers and consultants practical guidance on how to build organizations that are structured around effective teamworking.

  • This text focuses on how to build organizations that are structured around teams.
  • Ideal for managers or consultants who are introducing team-based working into organizations.
  • Examines the psychological and social processes that can facilitate or obstruct successful teamwork.
  • Each chapter contains aims, activities, support materials and tools.
  • Support materials can also be downloaded from an accompanying website.
  • Based on evidence gathered by the authors over 20 years of practical management experience, research in organizations, and consultancy.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction to Teambased Organizations
1
2 Deciding on Teambased Working TBW
9
3 Developing Support Systems
40
4 Team Leader and Team Member Selection
71
5 Developing Effective Teams
96
6 Reviewing and Sustaining Team Effectiveness
120
7 Organizationlevel Assessment
153
Index
170
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Michael A. West is Professor of Organizational Psychology and Director of Research at Aston Business School, Aston University.Lynn Markiewicz is Director of Aston Organization Development Ltd, a consultancy specializing in the effective application of research findings to improve organizational performance and employee well-being.

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