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Teamwork
What Must Go Right/What Can Go Wrong

First Edition


March 2015 | 152 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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, Larson and LaFasto interviewed a wide range of teams, including the space shuttle Challenger investigation team and executive management teams, and 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. 
 
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

"Team Work is one of the best and most concise handbooks on team management around. No one interested in teamwork should miss reading this guide." 

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