eBook Turning People into Teams, 1st Edition

  • David Sherwin
  • Mary Sherwin
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  • ISBN-10: 1523095768
  • ISBN-13: 9781523095766
  • DDC: 658.4
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released December 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Where do teams go wrong? Having the right people with the right skills doesn’t mean they’ll know how to work together as a team. The authors maintain it's all in the design. Through a blend of straightforward activities, conversational stories, and dialogues that help model different forms of team interaction, this book will help teams: create workday rituals that support better decisions and follow-through on their work responsibilities; identify and mitigate patterns of behavior that detract from team performance; and reinforce habits that help team members bring the human element into their interactions and foster open communication. Prepares readers to set up and survive challenging projects alongside their coworkers with a shared sense of ownership and team integrity. Using a process that has worked at some of the world's cutting-edge companies, the authors detail the steps to take control of team design and plan for success by giving every team member a voice in the process.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Praise for Turning People into Teams.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Shared Rituals and Routines Turn People into Teams.
Better Beginnings.
1: Start the Team by Talking about the Team.
2: What Problem Are We Trying to Solve?.
3: What Does Success Look Like?.
4: Plan the Kickoff with Your Team.
We’re Stuck, Now What?.
5: Create the Right Kind of Conflict.
6: This Decision Should Be Easier.
7: Putting Our Ideas to the Test.
Sprinting to the Finish.
8: Reflecting as a Team.
9: Talking about Accomplishment.
10: Endings Matter.
Turning People into Teams Toolkit.
About the Authors.
Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
Berrett-Koehler Publishers.