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The AMA Handbook of Project Management, 3rd Edition by Jeannette CABANIS-BREWIN, Paul C. DINSMORE

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CHAPTER 12AStudies in Project Human Resource ManagementTeam Building and Interpersonal Skills

PAUL C. DINSMORE, PMP, DINSMORE ASSOCIATES

Teamwork means people cooperating to meet common goals. That includes all types of people doing work that calls for joint effort and exchange of information, ideas, and opinions. In teamwork, productivity is increased through synergy: the magic that appears when team members generate new ways for getting things done and that special spirit for making them happen.

Lessons can be drawn from nature regarding collective effort for get things done: bees and ants perform amazing tasks as they work in seemingly chaotic unison to achieve their community goals; lions and other predators often hunt jointly to increase ...

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