Magazine article Training & Development

The Consultant on Teamwork Challenges

Magazine article Training & Development

The Consultant on Teamwork Challenges

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The Consultant on Teamwork Challenges CD-ROM offers practical methods for handling 10 common issues that impede teams, including clarity of purpose, roles, meeting management, conflict, group dynamics, member behavior, and decision making.

Learners can review all 10 topics in 44 minutes of continuous play or focus on individual issues. For additional review, each lesson uses a Q&A section and action steps; however, the same questions are used for every topic.

From a content perspective, the producers have succeeded in identifying common issues that plague teams, and the program delivers practical advice. But teams that have received good basic teambuilding training may find this information redundant and helpful as a process check tool only.

Technically, the installation was trouble free, but the eye-straining soft video images and slightly jerky movements were distracting. At times, I found myself wishing I could just pop in a video. However, a tape wouldn't give me the flexibility to select topics out of order with a simple mouse click. I did experience some delays and frozen screens when I jumped between lessons. Though that might be an anomaly with this CD or my computer, the same thing happened during a preview version. …

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