Creating Teams with an Edge The Complete Skill Set to Build Powerful and Influential Teams

ISBN-10: 159139290X
ISBN-13: 9781591392903
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date: 3/31/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

This guide helps managers at all levels develop and improve their management skills within teams. Topics include how to improve communication among team members, how to resolve conflict in teams, how to promote interdependence, and how to lead everyone to reach the same vision.

Introduction
What's Ahead
Team Concepts: Understand These First
Why Teams?
Do You Really Need a Team?
Benefits and Costs
Making the "Team Versus No-Team" Decision
Summing Up
Essentials for an Effective Team: The Foundation of Success
Competence
A Clear, Common Goal--With Performance Metrics
Commitment to a Common Goal
Every Member Contributes--Every Member Benefits
A Supportive Environment
Alignment
Summing Up
Forming the Team: The Crew and Its Charter
Team Sponsor
Team Leader
Team Members
Facilitator
The Team Charter
Aligning Behavior Through Rewards
Summing Up
Getting Off on the Right Foot: Important First Steps
Host a Launch Meeting
Decide About Decisions
Plan and Schedule the Work
Define the Measures of Success
Develop a Budget
Create Integrating Mechanisms
Establish Norms of Behavior
Summing Up
Team Management Challenges: Where Leaders Matter
The Leader's Role
Encouraging Team Identity
Guarding Against Groupthink
Managing Team Creativity
Managing Conflict
Summing Up
Operating As a Team: Putting Ideas to Work
Keeping an Eye on Team Processes
Winning One Bite at a Time
Supporting Team Learning
Evaluating Performance
Summing Up
The Virtual Team: A Collaborative Challenge
Benefits and Challenges
Virtual Team Technology
Managing the Virtual Team
Coaching the Team You Can't See
Summing Up
Becoming a Team Player: Your Most Important Assignment
Be Open to New Ideas
Be Open to Different Ways of Working
Share What You Have
Seek Alternatives
Develop Working Relationships with People from Different Functions
Look for Win-Win Solutions
Only Join Teams Whose Goals You Value Highly
Be a Reliable Teammate
Be Results-Oriented
Summing Up
Useful Implementation Tools
A Guide to Effective Coaching
Team Troubleshooting Guide
Notes
Glossary
For Further Reading
Index
About the Subject Adviser
About the Writer

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