"This new edition…incorporates 16 more years of research and major changes in technology and team styles…" (Publicnet.co.uk
, Tuesday 4th March 2008)
Team Players and Teamwork
Since the first edition of Team Players and Teamwork was published in 1990, there have been significant and often dramatic changes in the business environment in which teams now operate. Teams are now cross-functional, cross-cultural, and even virtual. As a result, team trust is more vital than ever, and communications technology is critical. With team players often serving on multiple teams, leadership has become more important and more challenging.
In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of his groundbreaking book, Glenn Parker analyzes these trends and shows how his concept of effective teamwork is even more relevant today. The fundamental question remains: What makes a good team player? Parker clearly demonstrates all the ways team players can adapt to today's challenges.
Team Players and Teamwork provides specific, practical tools that will help both leaders and members identify their team player style—Contributor, Collaborator, Communicator, or Challenger. Parker explains how each style contributes to five key leadership functions—planning, communication, risk taking, problem solving, and decision making.
With guidelines for personal development and team-building strategies, Team Players and Teamwork shows how effective teamwork ultimately leads to increased productivity, reduced costs, improved quality, innovation, better customer service, and more rapid commercialization of products.