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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Team Building by Arthur Pell

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Foreword

The world of work has changed more radically during the past decade than at any time since the Industrial Revolution, and things are likely to change even more dramatically as we enter the 21st century. New concepts of people management have come into being that have increased productivity, enriched the workplace, and stimulated creativity and innovation. More and more companies are replacing the traditional hierarchical “boss-subordinate” structure with empowered teams. The key to the success of the team format rests with the former “supervisor”—now “team leader”—who often must change his or her management style to fit the new concept.

Change is not easy for most people, and is particularly difficult for managers, who for years made the ...

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