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Author Larson, Carl E.

Title Teamwork : what must go right, what can go wrong / Carl E. Larson, Frank M.J. LaFasto
Published Beverly Hills, Calif : SAGE Publications, cc1989


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 MELB  658.4036 Lar/Twm  AVAILABLE
Description 150 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Series Sage series in interpersonal communication ; 10
Sage series in interpersonal communication ; v. 10
Contents Machine derived contents note: Toward Understanding Teams and Teamwork -- A Clear, Elevating Goal -- Results-Driven Structure -- Competent Team Members -- Unified Commitment -- Collaborative Climate -- Standards of Excellence -- External Support and Recognition -- Principled Leadership -- Inside Management Teams
Summary What are the secrets of successful teams? Why do some teams achieve remarkable success while others fail or are consigned to mediocrity? To find the answers, Carl E. Larson and Frank M.J. LaFasto conducted a three-year study of teams and team achievement. Interviewing a wide range of teams, including the space shuttle Challenger investigation team, executive management teams and a championship football team, Larson and LaFasto discovered a surprising consistency in the characteristics of effective teams. In Teamwork, they explore the eight properties of successful teams: a clear, elevating goal; a results-driven structure; competent team members; unified commitment; collaborative climate; standards of excellence; external support and recognition; and principled leadership. A final chapter examines the priority of the steps that lead to the building of a high performance team. The authors strive to make the concepts concrete, coupling solid theory with straightforward, practical advice on how to apply it and with lively, fascinating anecdotes. The volume will appeal to practitioners, scholars, and advanced students in the areas of organization studies and management, as well as interpersonal communication
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 141-143
Subject Teams in the workplace.
Group Processes.
Personnel Management.
Institutional Management Teams.
Author LaFasto, Frank M. J.
LC no. 89032444
ISBN 0803932898
0803932901 (paperback)