Group Dynamics and Team Interventions: Understanding and Improving Team Performance
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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Introduction to Teams
Methods of Assessing and Evaluating Team Functioning
Understanding Culture and Diversity
Preparing the Environment for Teamwork
Improving Creativity and Innovation
Improving Problem Solving and Decision Making
Understanding Cohesion and Collaboration
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