2Team Behavior

This chapter provides background on teams and teamwork and gives examples of team behavior. It also describes the kinds of behavior that are most effective for various teamworking situations. When you understand a team’s behavior, you can guide its members to most effectively handle the situations they face.

During formation, teams go through several well-known phases. Once the team is formed, it may be effective or not, depending on its circumstances and the way its members work together. The team may also face an external threat or have internal problems. Teams also adopt various working styles, and each style type is most effective for a different kind of situation. By understanding these phases, problems, and styles and where ...

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