Working Together: Teams and Groups
In This Chapter
Looking at characteristics of teams and groups
Appreciating how things go wrong in groups and taking action
Describing the benefits and limitations of teamwork
Figuring out how to build high-performing teams
Have you ever tried to carry out an important project at work without consulting anyone? Or organise a celebratory party for a large group of friends or work department all alone? If the answer is yes (or even no), we’re sure you agree that these aren’t easy jobs to do alone. You can imagine how much easier, and more enjoyable, it is to organise these events with others. Organisations also realise that teamwork is critical to their success. Effective teamwork enables organisations to get the most out of their employees, such as achieving targets on time. Business leaders (particularly in the UK and US) view teamwork as so important that they look for the ability as one of the core skills of graduate employability.
In this chapter, we explore why understanding teams and groups is essential for a successful organisation. ...