Thinking Teams / Thinking Clients Knowledge-Based Team Work

ISBN-10: 0231116853
ISBN-13: 9780231116855
Edition: 2000
Authors: Anne Opie
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 1/26/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Addressing a key concern in human service and other organizational settings concerned with effective teamwork, this book offers a new paradigm for conceptualizing the subject. Based on qualitative research conducted with teams working with the chronically ill, elderly, and with high-risk psychiatric patients, Anne Opie has developed a method of working with teams that focuses on teamwork as "knowledge work" and is applicable to a variety of disciplines and settings. Most discussions of teamwork have focused on the team players, notably their interpersonal relationships. Drawing on Foucauldian theories of discourse, Thinking Teams / Thinking Clients provides a postmodern analysis of teamwork that stresses working with professional knowledge in an organizational context. It stresses the need for different kinds of disciplinary knowledge in teams, and discusses the role of organizations in achieving more effective teamwork.

Anne Opie is research manager for the Legal Services Board in Wellington, New Zealand. She has published extensively on issues in qualitative research and aging. Her writings include Beyond Good Intentions: Support Work with Older People.

Acknowledgments
Thinking Teamwork
Mapping the Terrain Ahead
Shifting Boundaries
The Teams and Their Organizational Locations
Researching the Interprofessional: Theory/Site/Practice
Displaying Teamwork
Mapping Effectiveness: Achieving a "More Subtle Vision"
"We Talk About the Patients and Then We Have Coffee": Making and Shaping Team Discussions
Teams as Author: Narrative and Knowledge Creation in Case Discussions
"Nobody's Asked Me for My View": Clients' Empowerment in Interprofessional Teamwork
Performing Knowledge Work
Transcript Conventions
Notes
References
Index

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