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Building Smart Teams

Building Smart Teams
A Roadmap to High Performance

July 2012 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Building Smart Teams is an essential guide to creating a smart team fast. Based on research results from close to 2000 individuals organized in more than 250 teams, Building Smart Teams identifies the three critical skill sets that teams need and shows how to transfer these skills to a group. The authors' research and experience shows that, by concentrating on these three critical skills sets, a group is almost certain to quickly become a high performing team.
Chapter 1 Building High-Performance Teams: An Introduction
Top-notch Teams - The What For and Why  
Your Roadmap: Introducing the Team Effectiveness Model  
Measuring Your Team's Progress  
How to Maintain High-Octane Group Functioning  
Exercises - The Starting Line: Assessing Your Team  
Chapter 2 Creating Top-Notch Team Management Practices
Team Management Practices: Signpost #1 for Team Success  
More On the Model - Task, Social and Commitment Strategies: A Roadmap to Effective Teams  
The Team Management Practices Planner: Critical Conversations for Teams  
Creating Top Team Management Practices Using the Nine Planner Elements  
Exercises for Top-Notch Team Management Practices  
Chapter 3 Problem-Solving for Pros
Team Problem Solving: Signpost #2 for Team Success  
What Confounds Successful Problem-solving? Thinking Traps and Biases  
What Supports Problem-solving Prowess? Introducing Our Model  
Exercises - Team Problem Solving for Pros  
Chapter 4 Handling Team Conflict
Handling Team Conflict: Signpost #3 of Team Success  
Tools for Handling Team Conflict  
Exercises - Developing Team Conflict-handling Skills  
Appendix - Conflict: An Overview  
Chapter 5 Maintaining a Supportive Climate for Teams
The Big Question: Are You Really Ready for Teams?  
Coach's Corner: The Art and Science of Implementing Teams  
Research Roundup: A Review of Change Management Literature  

A useful text giving informative information on team work in practice and academically.

Mrs Nikki Southgate
February 18, 2015

many thanks
students found this book invaluable in their learning to analyse team dynamics and evaluating their own performance in team management

Mr Andreas Ioannides
Management , Kingston University
August 7, 2013

Carol A. Beatty

Carol A. Beatty is a leading expert in the human and organizational issues that result from implementing change and has been teaching and conducting research in this field for 18 years. She is currently Director of the Queen’s University Industrial Relations Centre and Associate Professor at the Queen’s School of Business. She is a sought-after speaker, consultant, and trainer for a large number of national and international clients. Dr. Beatty recently completed a major study of high-performance work teams in several Canadian organizations. Through her research, she has identified three critical sets of process skills for building high... More About Author

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