Teams are everywhere in business and industry, and in government, schools, hospitals and professional associations — indeed, almost everywhere where people gather to get things done. But some teams work better than others. What does it take to make teams work effectively?
To answer that question, more than 6,000 team members in a variety of organizations were surveyed. They assessed their teams, their team leaders and each other against a common set of criteria and responded to open-ended questions. From the safety of confidentiality, they identified what encourages teams to success and what discourages them into failure.
Five crucial areas emerged.
1. Team Members
2. Team Relationships
3. Team Problem Solving
4. Team Leader
5. Organisational Environment
Frank LaFasto and Carl Larson write about how 6,000 Team Members and Leaders Tell What It Takes to Succeed! A must read!
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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable,
by Patrick M. Lencioni, John Wiley & Sons, 2002, ISBN
The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork: Embrace Them
and Empower Your Team, by John C. Maxwell, Thomas
Nelson, 2001, ISBN 0785274340.
The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance
Organization, by Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K.
Smith, HarperBusiness, 1994, ISBN 0887306764.