The Pfeiffer Book of Successful Team-Building Tools: Best of the Annuals

The Pfeiffer Book of Successful Team-Building Tools: Best of the Annuals

The Pfeiffer Book of Successful Team-Building Tools: Best of the Annuals

The Pfeiffer Book of Successful Team-Building Tools: Best of the Annuals

Synopsis

Year after year, consultants, trainers, and human resource professionals have come to rely on The Pfeiffer Annuals to provide them with the most current and quality tools on a wide variety of topics. In this book, editor Elaine Biech and contributors to the Annuals have honed in on the important theme of team building to create the first topic-specific book in The Pfeiffer Annuals series. The Pfeiffer Book of Successful Team-Building Tools, 2nd Edition, includes an innovative ten-block model for building a high-performance team and draws on the best-on-the-topic articles from thirty-five years of Annuals volumes.

Excerpt

One can hardly pick up a magazine or a newspaper without reading a report that some company has doubled its productivity, increased efficiency five-fold, decreased error rates to Six Sigma, or increased profits by 60 percent—all due to—you’ve got it—teamwork!

Yet teamwork is one of those things that we seem to do more talking about than acting on. It seems we’ve moved into the 21st Century still trying to figure out how to build a highly productive team. We still ask: How can a team improve its effectiveness? and Can team building actually improve a team’s performance?

The answer is yes. And this Second Edition of the Pfeiffer Book of Successful Team-Building Toolswill help you with your team-building efforts in two ways. First, you can use the Ten-Block Model it provides to build a high performance team. Second, you will have access to the most successful team-building tools submitted to our Annualand Handbookseries from 1969 through 2008.

How the Book Is Organized

Chapter One, “What Is Teamwork?,” offers a definition of teamwork and presents the advantages and disadvantages of working in a team. Chapter Two, “A Model for Building Teamwork,” defines the Ten-Block Model for effective teamwork. Chapters Three through Twelve are compilations of activities and articles related to each of the ten blocks of the model. Chapter Thirteen presents team-building tools of a more general nature, that is, team-building icebreakers, questionnaires, and other resources. High performing teams are an asset that few organizations can afford to be without. Team building can be used to increase any team’s performance.

‘High performing teams are an asset that few
organizations can afford to be without.”

The Pfeiffer Annualshave been a mainstay for many trainers, consultants, and facilitators since 1972 and the HandbookSeries since 1969. This special compilation of material from previous Pfeiffer publications . . .

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