More Than 50 Ways to Build Team Consensus
- R. Bruce Williams - Educational Consultant, Texas
"As a single source of ideas for facilitators and school leaders, this book is excellent. The author very thoroughly covers the material, and the procedures are easy to follow."
-Stephen H. Laub, Principal
Rolla Junior High School, MO
Foster committed, participative teamwork in any environment!
Today's workplace is increasingly shifting from top-down, authoritative leadership to engendering participation from all the stakeholders in a team. In response to this ever-growing trend, R. Bruce Williams provides group facilitators with insights and research about teams working together to reach consensus and accomplish their goals. This revised edition presents current brain research and its implications for team leaders and members, and explores the growing importance of participative processes in collaborative working environments.
In a user-friendly format, Williams offers more than 50 practical, step-by-step activities and strategies for immediate implementation, with real-life examples to assist in the consensus-building process. The activities address the four main components of full consensus:
- Creating a purposeful vision
- Effecting participative processes
- Fostering individual commitment
- Building strong collaborative teams
Use this valuable "road map" to set the stage for establishing consensus and effecting successful collaborative teamwork!
"The book is handy, easy to use, and chock full of practical ideas that can be immediately implemented. It does not bog readers down in theoretical explanations, though it gives just enough background or rationale for each activity to ground them in the 'big picture.'"
"As a single source of ideas for facilitators and building leaders, this book is excellent. The author very thoroughly covers the material and the procedures are easy to follow."
"Packed with practical ideas to help facilitators aid groups in collaborating to achieve their goals."
"Easy-to-follow activities that promote teamwork are outlined in this handbook. Although the intended audience is facilitators, educators can also use these tools to improve class community."
Works well with the others texts we are currently using.
Text was supplemental to the class, but did not appear to be comprehensive enough for this class.