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Group Dynamics for Teams

Fifth Edition
  • Daniel Levi - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, USA
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Business & Management | Psychology

August 2020 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Integrates research and theories of group dynamics to aid ways in which teams operate in organizations

The Fifth Edition of this well-known textbook incorporates the latest research and explains the basic psychological concepts of group dynamics, focusing on their application with teams in the workplace. Grounded in psychology research and with a practical focus on organizational behavior issues, this engaging book helps readers to understand and more effectively participate in teams.  Group Dynamics for Teams integrates research and theories of group dynamics in order to apply this information to the ways in which teams operate in organizations. Each chapter is aided by application sections with techniques, advice for leading virtual teams, case studies, surveys and activities designed to develop teamwork skills.

Key Features:

• Provides a framework for teaching about teams and improving how teams function

• Appendix material offering practical advice on techniques and activities to help improve the team’s performance

• Special pedagogical features like leading virtual teams, team leader’s challenge, psychological surveys, and teamwork activities

• Robust companion website containing discussion questions, class activities, text bank, PowerPoint slides, and multimedia links for classroom teaching
 
Acknowledgments
 
Introduction
 
PART I: Characteristics of Teams
 
Understanding Teams
 
Defining Team Success
 
PART II: Processes of Teamwork
 
Team Beginnings
 
Understanding the Basic Team Processes
 
Cooperation and Competition
 
Communication by David Askay
 
PART III: Issues Teams Face
 
Managing Conflict
 
Power and Social Influence
 
Decision Making
 
Leadership
 
Problem Solving
 
Creativity
 
Diversity
 
PART IV: Organizational Context of Teams
 
Team, Organizational, and International Culture
 
Virtual Teamwork
 
Evaluating and Rewarding Teams
 
Team Building and Team Training
 
Appendix : Guide to Student Team Projects
 
References
 
Index

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Daniel Jay Levi

Daniel Levi is a professor in the Psychology and Child Development Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California. He has an MA and a PhD in environmental psychology from the University of Arizona. He teaches classes in teamwork and in environmental and organizational psychology. His teamwork class was designed primarily for engineering and business students at Cal Poly. He has conducted research and worked as a consultant with factory and engineering teams for companies such as Nortel Networks, TRW, Hewlett-Packard, and Philips Electronics. In addition, he has worked on international team research projects in Europe and Asia.Dr.... More About Author

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