The Team Building Tool Kit: Tips and Tactics for Effective Workplace Teams

The Team Building Tool Kit: Tips and Tactics for Effective Workplace Teams

The Team Building Tool Kit: Tips and Tactics for Effective Workplace Teams

The Team Building Tool Kit: Tips and Tactics for Effective Workplace Teams

Synopsis

Workplace teams learn to function as effective units when they have the tools and techniques to be greater than the sum of their parts. Now thoroughly updated and expanded, The Team-Building Tool Kit provides practical advice to guide team coaches, leaders, and members to high-performance results. Filled with bullet points to make tips and strategies quick and easy to grasp, the book covers both the structure and nitty-grittyprocess details that so often derail even the best teams. Readers will learn how to:

have effective team meetings
• improve accountability for results and team member behavior
• assess team performance
• resolve team conflicts
• recognize the pitfalls that affect decision making
• train for high performance
• design a plan for implementation

Featuring new sections on team accountability, decision making, and problem solving, this team-building classic is a must-have for every team library.

Excerpt

It has been more than a decade since the first edition of The Team-Building Tool Kit was published as a resource for start-up and existing teams. Over the course of time, I heard from many individuals who used the book as a “bible” to help them launch and grow their teams. They brought the book to their meetings so that questions could be answered right away, distributed copies to team members as a “read and discuss” training opportunity, and shared the book with reluctant managers or coaches who needed to know the practical “how tos” to embrace the teaming concept.

On occasion, when someone asked a question or referenced something in the book, I would realize how far we have come with teaming since the original book was written. Over the years, each team we worked with had added improvements to agenda formats, star point role descriptions, team decision making, and conflict resolution strategies, to name a few. And, with the advent of the Internet, cell phones, e-mail, e-rooms, and the global workplace, there was information that no longer seemed relevant or applicable. Since the first book was still in print, it made sense to do a second edition. The goal of The TeamBuilding Tool Kit 2 is to provide you with the most current information that teams work with and that makes them successful.

The Team-Building Tool Kit 2 is written for all types of teams in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, especially those trying to transform into flexible, lean enterprises with empowered employees capable . . .

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