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Working in Teams
Moving From High Potential to High Performance

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January 2014 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
An engaging, relevant text, Working in Teams explores the major concepts related to team success and prepares students to lead and work in and lead collaborative, interdependent environments. Authors Brian A. Griffith, PhD, and Ethan B. Dunham EdM, MBA, teach readers to accomplish specific goals in teams, foster the development of individual members, and transform  “high-potential” groups into “high performing” teams. Readers will develop a strong, practical foundation in topics essential to effective teamwork: team design and development, interpersonal dynamics, leadership, communication, decision making, creativity and innovation, diversity, project management, and performance evaluation.

 
Chapter 1: Introduction to Teams
 
Chapter 2: Team Design
 
Chapter 3: Interpersonal Dynamics and Conflict
 
Chapter 4: Leadership
 
Chapter 5: Communication
 
Chapter 6: Decision Making
 
Chapter 7: Creativity and Innovation
 
Chapter 8: Diversity
 
Chapter 9: Project Management
 
Chapter 10: Performance Evaluation

Supplements

Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
  • Carefully selected, video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
Instructor Teaching Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • A Respondus electronic test bank is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content, features, and artwork from the book.
  • Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for use when creating the syllabi for your courses.
  • Instructor's Manual to assist professors in preparing and teaching their course
  • Carefully selected, web-based video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics. When relevant, related questions for discussion are included.

I found the material very relevant and more importantly my students enjoyed the text, which evokes some very meaningful discussions.

Mr Michael Horwitz
School of Business & Entrepreneurship, Nova Southeastern University
May 9, 2017

While I have yet to get too far into the book, my initial reaction to the material in the book is very good. I really like the variety of case studies and end of chapter discussion questions and activities.

Ms Janet Allen
Vocational Education , Collinstown Park Community College
September 8, 2015

I included the book as a recommended book listing. The course have a particular design aspect, so this would not suitable to become an essential book.

Dr Leman Gul
Architecture, Istanbul Technical University
July 7, 2015

A really useful book for undergraduate students to examine the workings of teams.

Ms fiona hall
School of Education, Staffordshire University
June 19, 2015

Looks good but does not work with our assignments.

Mr Mike Kershaw
Management , Knowsley Community College
April 29, 2015

too specific

Professor Andrea Prencipe
Business & Management, Luiss Guido Carli University
March 17, 2015

The authors brought together a lot of relevant knowledge on teams.
However, to me it appears that the authors confusingly mix all kinds of teams:
e.g. intra-organisational:
1 a stable management team
2 a stable self managing team with a primary process task
3 teams in a projectbased (engineer to order) primary process that live as long as it takes to fulfil the order
4 temporary teams with an innovation or R&D-task (that will change in composition depending on the project-stage)

Esp 3 & 4 may be composed of people from different org's (eg 'us' plus suppliers and customer)

And teams of students in an educational setting have their own peculiarities.
Because of this I will not adopt.

Mr L.J. Lekkerkerk
Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University Nijmegen
March 5, 2015

Very good book for undergraduate leadership students.

Tracy Ross
Department of Health, Social Care, Glyndwr University
October 3, 2014

Excellent text and support materials. I will try it for a year and see how the students interact with the materials. Thanks for the desk copy and access to support materials. This allows me to begin designing the class as soon as I adopt the text.

Dr Jonathan Velez
Agricultural Ed Gen Agric Dept, Oregon State University
August 10, 2014

Great book with real applications for examples to use when studying.

Mr Alan Searle
Psychology , Grimsby Institute of He & Fe
July 11, 2014
Key features
KEY FEATURES:
  • A 360° online team assessment tool is included, designed to help students improve their individual and team performance.
  • Evidence-based theories and illustrations enable students to apply concepts and develop a deeper and more enduring understanding of the material.
  • The conversational tone and accessible writing style is appealing to students, making it more immediately applicable.
  • Written for the contemporary student, the text draws from familiar illustrations and examples of teams in today’s society.
  • A unique and peerless blend of theory and practice make this book useful and relevant, adding value to students’ experiences within and beyond the classroom.
  • Student activities, case studies, and guided discussions help reinforce the concepts presented in each chapter.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 2


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