Group Dynamics for Teams

ISBN-10: 1412937493

ISBN-13: 9781412937498

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Daniel Levi
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Description: "???A fluidly written text . . . offers sound grounding for the team novice and further challenge to the more experienced. A significant contribution to the promotion of accomplished teams!???" ???Jacqueline A. Merz, "The George Washington University" "???This wonderful and easy-to-read book includes current research pertaining to group and team development along with practical suggestions for enhancing team effectiveness, which is essential if organizations are to effectively compete in the 21st century.???" ???Alan R. Lisk, "University"" of Dubuque" Thoroughly updated and revised, the Second Edition of Group Dynamics for Teams provides a clear and concise overview of the basic psychological concepts of group dynamics and their application by teams in the workplace. Grounded in psychology research but with a very practical focus on organizational behavior issues, this book helps readers understand and participate in teams more effectively in day-to-day work. New to the Second Edition: "Presents an entirely new chapter": A new chapter (Chapter 18) on evaluating and rewarding teams concludes the book."Includes a new ???Team Leader??'s Challenge??? section": Each chapter presents a brief case study with several discussion questions to better involve students with the course content."Provides the most up-to-date research": Updated throughout, this edition incorporates more material on the cognitive perspective of teamwork, expands the discussions of team training and of team stages, and includes a new section on team culture and climate. "Offers more examples and activities": The number and variety of examples and hands-on activities have been increased toreinforce concepts and illuminate how teams operate in real-life settings.

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Book details

List price: $64.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Daniel Levi is a Professor in the Psychology and Human Development Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He has an M.A. and a Ph.D. in environmental psychology from the University of Arizona. He teaches classes in group dynamics and in social, environmental, and organizational psychology. In addition, he teaches classes in teamwork and the psychology of technological change in courses primarily for engineering students at Cal Poly. He has conducted research and worked as a consultant with factory and engineering teams for companies such as Nortel Networks, TRW, Hewlett-Packard, and Philips Electronics. In addition, he has researched international team project related to concurrent engineering.Dr. Levi's research and consulting with factory teams primarily has focused on the use of teams to support technological change and the adoption of just-in-time and quality programs. This work examined a variety of team issues including job redesign, training, compensation, supervision, and change management approaches. His work with professional teams primarily has been done with engineering design teams. These projects examined the use of concurrent engineering, self-management, and the globalization of teams. The topics of this work included the impact of information technology on teams, faciliation and training needs for professional teams, and the impacts of organizational culture and leadership.Early work on the present book was sponsored by an engineering education grant from NASA. This project focused on the development of teamwork skills in engineering students working on multidisciplinary projects.

Characteristics Of Teams
Understanding Teams
Defining Team Success
Processes Of Teamwork
Team Beginnings
Understanding the Basic Team Processes
Cooperation and Competition
Communications
Issues Teams Face
Managing Conflict
Power and Social Influence
Decision Making
Leadership
Problem Solving
Creativity
Diversity
Teams At Work
Organizational Culture
Electronic Teams
Teams at Work
Team Building
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