Learning Team Skills (2nd Revised edition)

Learning Team Skills (2nd Revised edition)

By: Dayle M. Smith (author), Arthur H. Bell (author)Paperback

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Broad, practical coverage of team skills offered in a conversational tone that encourages reader participation. Teams offer us many advantages as an organized way to accomplish tasks - but what are the best methods and practices for harnessing the full power of a team successfully? In its second edition, Learning Team Skills offers insight into how both those in a college and corporate environment can use teambuilding skills as well as their individual strengths to create, participate in, and lead successful working teams. With a concise format and relaxed tone, this text teaches readers about the overwhelming advantages of teamwork over individual striving as well as how teams can foster meaningful interpersonal relationships, aide in conflict resolution, and, in due course, lead to goal achievement. The newly-revised second edition of this practical and interactive text retains its many reader participation features and true-to-life anecdotes while adding major new sections on best practices for virtual teams; ways to diagnose team problems; measurement instruments for evaluating the motivation of team members; cultural considerations when building a strong team; effective inclusion of team members born after 1985, and more than a dozen online resources for forming and managing excellent teams.

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Arthur H. Bell is Executive Director of MBA Programs and Professor of Management Communication in the School of Business and Professional Studies at the University of San Francisco. He holds his Ph.D. from Harvard University and is the author of 51 books on management, communication, language, and literature topics. Art is an avid cyclist and a jazz pianist in his spare time. Together, books by Bell and Smith have been translated into 16 languages. Dayle M. Smith is Director of the Honors Program and Professor of Management in the school of Business and Professional Studies at the University of San Francisco. She has written 12 books on a variety of management topics, ranging from employee motivation to the challenges for women in the workplace to leadership development. Dayle is a club tennis player and an active community leader. We encourage you to visit this Blog at www.learningteamskills2epearson.blogspot.com. The authors will be answering student and faculty questions here as well as adding interesting articles and other pieces on team skills.


Chapter 1 Why Teams? Teams and Buy-In Teams and Censorship, Pro and Con Teams and Cross-Training Teams and Follow-Up Responsibilities Teams and the Social Aspect of Enterprise Chapter 2 Assessing Your Team Experience and Insights Chapter 3 Building a Balanced Team The Importance of Balance Causes of Team Imbalance How and When to Plan for Balance The Limits of Personality Tests Making the Most of Gender Balance Characteristics of Men's and Women's Communication Habits Chapter 4 Becoming a Team Member and a Team Leader How to Know If Your Organization Needs Teams Putting Together Your Case for a Team A Sample Communication to Management Regarding Team Formation Preparing for Team Membership Preparing to Lead a Team Activities for the First Team Meeting Writing an Informal Agenda for Team Meetings Taking Notes or Minutes for Team Meetings Keeping the Team Informed Between Meetings Virtual Teams Chapter 5 Observing Team Leadership Skills at Work Welcome to the New Employee Orientation Team The Meeting Begins Chapter 6 Observing Team Member Skills at Work Welcome Back to the New Employee Orientation Team The Meeting Begins Again Chapter 7 Understanding and Resolving Team Problems A Case History of a Troubled Team Teaching People How to Be Team Members Five Common Team Problems and Tools for Repair and Prevention How People Indicate That a Team Is in Trouble A Lighter Look at the Challenge of Managing a Team Chapter 8 Motivating Team Members and Leaders Eight Motivators for Productive Teams Chapter 9 Completing Collaborative Projects Through Teamwork Why Teams Often Have Trouble with Collaborative Projects Why Collaborative Projects Are Good for Teams and Good for Business Steps in the Collaborative Process for Documents and Presentations Guidelines for the Team Leader of a Collaborative Project Chapter 10 Developing Intercultural Teams Shared Information Without a Shared Culture What's at Stake in Understanding Cultural Differences Grasping the Deeper Aspects of Cultural Difference Communication in the Intercultural Team Meeting

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/02/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780137152599
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9780137152599
  • weight: 204
  • ISBN10: 0137152590
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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