Learning to work effectively and efficiently in a group is an important part of learning to be a substantive contributor in today's business environment. Teams: A Competency Based Approach provides a solid coverage of the underlying theory of teamwork, complemented by examples, to help students learn and practice the competencies that will allow them to take advantage of team-building opportunities.
This book helps readers to systematically identify, analyze and manage issues that arise as a result of teamwork by emphasizing four important objectives for successful team-members:
Recognizing opportunities for accomplishing goals within a team context
Appreciating other individuals' attributes in a group setting
Analyzing the types of environments in which teamwork is most advantageous
Identifying and building the necessary competencies to leverage successful group experiences
With exercises and activities designed to allow readers to engage with the material and build specific team-oriented competencies, this book offers undergraduate students interested in management, team building, and human resource training the tools needed for successful group experiences.
Consuelo M. Ramirez a Senior Lecturer at the College of Business of the University of Texas at San Antonio, USA.
1. Introduction: Building Relationships Competency - The Human Side 2. Inner Self Competency: What You Bring to a Team Environment 3. Diversity Competency: What You Need to Know About Today's Workforce 4. Team Competency: What You Need to Know About the Team Environment 5. Communication Competency: Communicating Effectively in the Team Environment 6. Organizational Environment Competency: Matching the Needs of the Organization 7. Business Ethics & Social Responsibility Competency: Being Sustainable in Today's Workplace 8. Decision Making Competency: Consistently Making Each Decision the Best Decision 9. Time Management Competency: The Tool-kit for Effectiveness and Efficiency 10: Life-long Learning Competency: The Key to Future Success. Appendix: Chapter discussion questions and answers