2When to Form Teams

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

• Describe three business situations best handled by teams.

• Assess your organization’s readiness for teaming.

• Recognize when situations call for teamwork, but not for teams.

• Build a case for teaming tailored to your organization.

Forget the bandwagon. Not every situation calls for the team approach; not every organization is amenable to teams. This chapter takes a practical approach to the decision of to team or not to team. It describes the business situations most receptive to team solutions and the organizational, cultural, and personal conditions ...

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