Group Dynamics and Team Interventions: Understanding and Improving Team Performance

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John Wiley & Sons, May 21, 2012 - Psychology - 374 pages
Strong teams can be one of the greatest strengths of an organization—just as poor teams can spell disaster. Group Dynamics and Team Interventions brings research and practice together to offer proven application and intervention techniques to help optimize team functioning in the workplace. A benefit to academics and practitioners alike, this book provides readers with a better understanding of the dynamics that inform team behavior, along with assessment tools and practical techniques to create and maintain high-performing teams.
 

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Contents

Introduction to Teams
3
Methods of Assessing and Evaluating Team Functioning
18
Inputs 43
45
Understanding Culture and Diversity
70
Preparing the Environment for Teamwork
93
Processes
109
Improving Creativity and Innovation
137
Improving Problem Solving and Decision Making
157
Reducing Dysfunctional Conflict and Improving Cooperation
199
Brief Contents
229
Working in Virtual Teams
259
Outputs
281
Improving Team Meetings
300
References
307
Index
340
Copyright

Understanding Cohesion and Collaboration
176

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Timothy M. Franz is a Professor of Psychology at St. John Fisher College. His area of expertise is small group and team processes. In addition, he is an experienced applied researcher, specializing in conducting focus groups, interviews, and surveys. He has published in journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Journal of Applied Psychology

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