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Creating Effective Teams

Creating Effective Teams
A Guide for Members and Leaders

Seventh Edition

May 2024 | 168 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
About the Authors
Chapter 1 • Why Groups?
Chapter 2 • Effective Organizational Support for Teams
Chapter 3 • The Road to High Performance: The Stages of Group Development
Chapter 4 • How Do High Performance Teams Function?
Chapter 5 • Effective Team Members
Chapter 6 • Effective Team Leadership
Chapter 7 • Navigating Stage 1
Chapter 8 • Surviving Stage 2
Chapter 9 • Reorganizing at Stage 3
Chapter 10 • Sustaining High Performance
Chapter 11 • Changes in Team Functioning
Chapter 12 • Research on the Integrated Model of Group Development

Susan A. Wheelan

Susan Wheelan was president of GDQ Associates, Inc. Until 2001, she was a professorof psychological studies and faculty director of the Training and Development Centerat Temple University. Dr. Wheelan received Temple University’s Great Teacher Awardin 1992. She also worked as a psychologist in a number of hospital and clinical settings.Dr. Wheelan was the author of Facilitating Training Groups; Group Processes: A Developmental Perspective; Creating Effective Teams: A Guide for Members and Leaders;and Faculty Groups: From Frustration to Collaboration. She was editor of the Handbook of Group Research and Practice and coeditor of The Lewin... More About Author

Maria Åkerlund

Maria Åkerlund is CEO of GDQ Associates AB, the current owner of the Group Development Questionnaire created by Susan Wheelan. She is a licensed psychologist and has worked as an industrial and organizational psychologist for 30 years, consulting with leaders, managers, employees, and teams in private companies as well as organizations in the public sector in Sweden. She is one of the authors of the books Teamutveckling  i Teori  och Praktik (Team Development  in Theory  and Practice) and Teams in the Spotlight. More About Author

Christian Jacobsson

Christian Jacobsson is head of research at GDQ Associates AB and associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. He is a licensed psychologist and has worked as an industrial and organizational psychologist for about 35 years and been involved in many large-scale team development projects as a project leader. Christian mainly conducts research on leadership and team development and has published about 60 articles, conference proceedings, or books on these topics. He is one of the authors of the books Teamutveckling i Teori och Praktik (Team Development in Theory and Practice) and Teams in the... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781071922231