Teams: Structure, Process, Culture, and Politics

Teams: Structure, Process, Culture, and Politics

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Eileen K. Aranda;Luis Aranda;Kisti Conlon
  • Publish Date: 1998-04-23


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The book is designed to develop high-performance teams in an organization by focusing on the four factors that contribute to team performance: structure, process, culture, and politics. It uses an applied approach centered around the construction of a team charter. Teams: Structure, Process, Culture, and Politics provides a comprehensive view of the management principles that foster effective teams as well as examples of effective and problem teams within organizations. Practical exercises such as How Does a Team Show Trust? give readers an opportunity to develop team- building skills. Reflections features ask readers to draw from their own experiences. Team Work discussions encourage readers to productively arrive at team agreements. Section Objectives highlight the topics to be covered, and end-of-section activities and discussion questions reinforce important topics. A valuable book for any manager seeking to improve the functioning of the teams within an organization.

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