Team Players and Teamwork: The New Competitive Business Strategy

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Wiley, Aug 16, 1990 - Business & Economics - 178 pages
A quick, clear way to learn about teamwork, with a useful framework for identifying critical roles of team players.
--Peter Block

This handbook will help you focus on what makes a good team player. It draws on stories of more than fifty team-driven organizations?including Xerox, Honeywell, General Motors, and 3M?to give you proven evidence of the qualities of high performing teams.

You'll discover:

  • Four styles of team players critical to an effective, dynamic team
  • The right balance of styles to create a productive team
  • How to get team members to support, challenge, and inspire one another to achieve stellar results
  • A useful framework for identifying team roles

Here's a practical guide for your team leaders and members who need to maintain their competitive advantage through teamwork.

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Contents

What Makes a Team Effective or Ineffective
16
Effective Team Players
61
Ineffective Team Players
88
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About the author (1990)

GLENN M. PARKER is president of Glenn M. Parker Associates, a consulting firm based in Lawrenceville, New Jersey specializing in human resource and organizational development. His clients have included companies such as AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, NYNEX, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, 3M, Allied Signal, and Sun Microsystems. He is the author of Cross-Functional Teams (Jossey-Bass, 1994) as well as additional books and team-building tools.

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