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Working in Teams
Moving From High Potential to High Performance



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.

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

Mr Alan Searle
Psychology , Grimsby Institute of He & Fe
July 11, 2014

This is a really informative useful and interesting book. We will definitely be using it this year and next.

Mrs Melanie Mackinder
Early years Education, Bishop Grosseteste Univ.
May 6, 2014
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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


For instructors

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