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Effective Multicultural Teams Theory and Practice

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ISBN-10: 1402086970

ISBN-13: 9781402086977

Edition: 2008

Authors: Claire B. Halverson, S. Aqeel Tirmizi

List price: $219.99
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Theory and Practice of Multicultural Teams (TPMT) will help students understand the most current theory and practice perspectives relevant to multicultural teams, and apply these theories as team members and/or managers, facilitators and leaders. It is designed for classroom use in management and organizational behavior courses where students at the graduate and certificate level are developing skills to work in teams. It is intended to be a core text but may be used as a supplemental text as well.TPMT is unique in that it utilizes a tri-lens approach: cultural differences, social identity, and individual personality differences. The initial four chapters written by the co-editors provide a…    
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Book details

List price: $219.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 7/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 292
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Towards Understanding Multicultural Teams
The Emergence and Study of Multicultural Teams as a Discipline
Teams Defined
Types of Teams
Multicultural Teams and Team Performance
A Model for Multicultural Team Effectiveness
The Impact of Culture in Multicultural Teams
Defining Culture: The Challenges Involved
Cultural Values Frameworks
An Integration of Cultural Frameworks for Multicultural Teams
Social Identity Group and Individual Behavior
The Impact of Social Identity
Personality
Multiple Intelligences
Case Study: Euro American Female Working in an Asian
American Organization
Changing Oneself to Improve Team Effectiveness
Assessment Instruments
Team Development
Overview of Team Development Models
The Five-Stage Model
The Punctuated Equilibrium Model
Team Building
Group Process and Meetings
Overt and Covert Group Process
Power and Group Processes
Components of Team Process
Formal and Informal Roles in Teams
Observing Team Process
Meetings
Effective Leadership for Multicultural Teams
Defining Leadership
Power and Influence in Multicultural Teams
Differentiating Leadership from Management and Facilitation
Effective Team Leadership
Approaches to Leadership
Shared Leadership
Leadership of Virtual Teams
Effective Intercultural Communication
The Functions of Communication on Multicultural Teams
A Communication Model
Formal and Informal Communication
Communication Structures Used by Teams
Modes of Communication
Virtual Teams and Communication
Considerations Concerning a Team's Communication Culture
Conflict
Defining Conflict
Conflict in Stages of Group Development
Personal Styles of Addressing Conflict
Cultural Styles of Dealing with Conflict
Conflict Through the Lens of Culture
Identity Issues
Approaches to Conflict Resolution
Collaborative Conflict Transformation on Teams: Communication
Skills for Dialogue
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Approaches to Problem Solving
A Synergistic Model for Problem Solving and Decision Making
Cultural Considerations in Decision Making
Self-Managed Teams PDM
Individual and Social Identity Considerations in Decision Making
Case Study: Individual and Social Identity Considerations-Community
Nonprofit Housing Program
Additional Factors That Impact the Decision-Making Process
Creating Shared Mental Models
Groupthink
Developing Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Techniques in Teams
Virtual Teams
Multicultural Teams-Some Considerations for Present and Future
Levels of Analysis
Organizational Commitment
Difficult Choices and Decisions
Learning to Working Effectively in Multicultural Teams
The Future
Author Index
Subject Index