How to Lead Work Teams Facilitation Skills

ISBN-10: 0787956910

ISBN-13: 9780787956912

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Fran Rees

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Team work is crucial in increasing the efficiency of the modern workplace. Fran Rees explains how team leaders can use effective communication and group process techniques to empower their teams to achieve increased productivity.
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List price: $38.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/24/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.80" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction
Teamwork in Evolving Organizations
The New Workplace
Impact on Individuals
From Traditional to Team-Based Organizations
Teamwork Addresses Old Paradigm Problems
Summary
From Teams to Teamwork
Definitions of Team and Teamwork
The Purpose of Teams
Teamwork in Evolving Organizations
Teamwork as Spirit
Teamwork and the Distribution of Power
Teamwork as an Investment
Teamwork as a Motivator
Teams Working with Teams
Summary
A Facilitative Style of Leadership
How to L.E.A.D.
Ten Essentials of Teamwork
Task and Social Dimensions of Teamwork
Preserving the Dignity of the Individual
The L.E.A.D. Model of Leadership
Summary
From Controlling to Facilitating
Power and the Role of Leadership
From Overresponsibility to Shared Responsibility
A Continuum of Leadership Style
The Facilitative Leader
Decision Making
Leaders and Power
What Is a Facilitative Leader?
Balancing Managing with Facilitating
Determining Your Leadership Style
What to Expect
Summary
Facilitation Ignites Team Spirit
Facilitation Defined
The Value of Facilitation
Values-Based Facilitation
Facilitative Behavior and Skills
Facilitation Myths
Summary
The New Team Leader
Today's Team Leader
Who Is a Team Leader?
The Role of a Team Leader
Characteristics of a Good Team Leader
Challenges Team Leaders Face
Summary
Facilitating Productive Team Communication
Facilitating One on One
Purpose of One-on-One Meetings
Building Consensus One on One
Problem Solving One on One
Constructive Confrontation
Summary
Facilitating Communication of Distance Teams
Communication Choices
Tips for Managing Distance Teams
Summary
Facilitating Team Meetings
Leading a Participative Team Meeting
Functions of Meetings
Leadership Style and Meetings
What Goes Wrong in Meetings
The Results of Poor Meeting Leadership
What Meetings Need
Process Versus Content
From Presentation to Facilitation
Role of the Meeting Facilitator
Summary
Planning and Focusing the Meeting
Why Agendas Do Not Work and Objectives Do
Objectives: The Driving Force of a Good Meeting
Writing Meeting Objectives
Managing Meeting Flow
Planning for Participation
Preparing Notification Memos and Prework
Focusing a Meeting
Summary
Encouraging Participation
Verbal Techniques: What to Say
Nonverbal Techniques: What to Do
Managing the Environment
Getting Involvement Early
Summary
Recording People's Ideas
The Power and Purpose of Recording Ideas
Why Use Flip Charts?
The Role of the Recorder
How to Record Ideas
Organizing the Ideas
Creating and Writing on Flip Charts
Handling and Storing Flip-Chart Pages
Flip-Chart Pages as a Meeting Record
Summary
Managing Group Process
Structure Without Strangulation
Summarizing and Bridging
Mirroring
When the Group Is Stuck
Using Subgroups to Get Things Done
"Reading" the Group and Making Adjustments
Handling Difficult Individuals
Summary
Reaching Consensus and Closure
When to Use Consensus
How to Make Consensus Work
The Problem-Solving Process
Keeping People on Track
Reaching Closure
Other Useful Techniques
Follow-Up
Summary
References and Bibliography
About the Author
Index
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