Chapter 1

Putting Together a Strong Business Team

In This Chapter

arrow Defining “team” and distinguishing it from a work group

arrow Understanding how organizations use teams to get work done

arrow Spotting common types of teams

arrow Itemizing your concerns as you move into teams

arrow Knowing why some teams falter

arrow Recognizing why employees resist teams, and doing something about it

arrow Instilling the discipline for your team to succeed

Everyone knows what a team is. You understood instantly as a school kid when you were chosen as captain and got to pick your team for the kickball game at recess. Maybe you also played soccer or were on the school basketball or baseball team.

Yes, you know what teams are — they're the heart and soul of sports. For many people, the whole idea of team is based on the sports model. More ...

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