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Team Development
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ISBN: 978-87-403-0877-8
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Pages : 30
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Rev.Dr.W.Owusu-Boateng ★★★★★

The book fosters team work which leads to higher productivity.

Description

The best leadership style for any particular team will be influenced by its purpose and composition. This free eBook provides a practical guide to understanding team development outlining the five factors that need to be in place to ensure positive and productive team dynamics.

By applying group dynamics to real-world team building issues you will learn how to modify your behaviour and involvement to match the team’s needs. It also describes how to coach your team in developing its own coping strategies to reduce conflict.

Preface

The best leadership style for any particular team will be influenced by its purpose and composition. This eBook provides a practical guide to understanding team dynamics to help you with practical day-to-day team building.

You will learn:

  • How the study of group dynamics can be applied to real-world team building issues.
  • The five factors you must put in place to ensure that the team’s dynamics remain positive and productive.
  • How to recognize the development stages that a new team must undergo before reaching its full potential.
  • Why you should modify your level of involvement depending upon which stage your team is at.
  • How conflict affects your team members why you need to coach them in developing their own coping strategies.

Content

  1. Bruce Tuckman’s ‘Stages for a Group’
    1. Stage 1 – Forming
    2. Stage 2 – Storming
    3. Stage 3 – Norming
    4. Stage 4 – Performing
  2. Richard Hackman’s ‘Five Factor Model’
    1. Factor 1 – Being a Real Team
    2. Factor 2 – Compelling Direction
    3. Factor 3 – Enabling Structure
    4. Factor 4 – Supportive Context
    5. Factor 5 – Expert Coaching

About the Author

Paul Newton has worked in IT and Project management for over 30 years and has also developed several internet based enterprises. He was a co-founder and director of ITT Ltd where he was responsible for the development and marketing of software-based management training tools. Clients included Microsoft, IBM, Pfizer, Sun Microsystems, UK National Health, Ministry of Defence, Barclays and many other internationally known organisations.

Prior to that, he worked as an IT consultant specialising in developing IBM mainframe software for many of the company's clients including: Rockwell, Severn Trent Water, SWEB, SWALEC, and Eagle Star Insurance.

He also owns www.psychometric-success.com, a leading provider of practice aptitude tests. This website helps over a million people per year to pass job selection tests including: numerical, verbal, abstract, spatial and mechanical reasoning tests. It has 16 free practice tests available to download - visit www.psychometric-success.com.

You can contact him at paul@free-management-ebooks.com, paul@psychometric-success.com or via his personal blog www.pcnewton.com.

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