The newest edition of the book that has become a classic on team building, this fifth edition describes the Four Cs of the Team Development Model: Context-Laying the Foundation for Team Success; Composition-Getting the Right People on the Bus; Competencies-Developing Team Skills for High Performance; and, Change-Devising More Effective Ways of Working Together. The new edition features a new student assessment measuring team performance that is posted online as premium content; new chapters on innovative teams and managing cross-cultural teams; information on virtual teams, and a wealth of new examples.
W. Gibb Dyer is O. Leslie Stone Professor of Entrepreneurship, Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy, Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University. Jeffrey H. Dyer is Horace Beasley Professor of Global Strategy, Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University. The late William G. Dyer is the author of the first three editions of Team Building.
About the Online Assessments v Introduction 1 Part One: The Four Cs of Team Development 9 1 The Search for the High-Performing Team 11 2 Context: Laying the Foundation for Team Success 21 3 Composition: Getting the Right People on the Bus 37 4 Competencies: Developing Team Skills for High Performance 57 5 Change: Devising More Effective Ways of Working Together 85 6 Bringing the Four Cs Together: Designing a Team-Building Program 103 Part Two: Solving Specifi c Problems Through Team Building 127 7 Managing Confl ict in the Team 129 8 Overcoming Unhealthy Agreement 155 9 Reducing Confl ict Between Teams 169 10 Leading Innovative Teams 183 Part Three: Team Building in Different Types of Teams 205 11 Managing the Temporary Team 207 12 Creating Effective Cross-Cultural Teams 219 13 High-Performing Virtual Teams 235 14 Managing Interorganizational Alliance Teams 247 Part Four: The Challenge of Team Building for the Future 267 15 Challenges for Building Effective Teams 269 Notes 278 The Authors 287 Index 289