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Recommendation

If you’re one of the holdouts still managing your employees in what consultants would scornfully describe as a "hierarchical" style, you fall squarely into the target audience for Winning Teams A sparse 105 pages are filled with general pointers about the benefits that your business can derive from teams, the strategies you should use to make your teams successful and pitfalls you should avoid. What the book lacks, however, are real-life examples. A few short case studies of teams in action would have added to the book’s credibility (not to mention its page count). Despite this deficiency, getAbstract recommends Winning Teams which achieves its purpose by introducing the command-and-control generation to the concept of teams and providing a bevy of tips on motivating people, inspiring cooperation and building trust.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why teams are beneficial;
  • Why team performance and interpersonal relationships are intertwined;
  • How to avoid common teamwork pitfalls; and
  • Why everyone in a group must be encouraged to participate.
 

About the Author

Peter Capezio is the author of several books relating to business and management, including Powerful Planning Skills: Envisioning the Future and Making it Happen and Secrets of Breakthrough Leadership

 

Summary

Team Time
During the 1980s, businesses began to downsize, leaving survivors in a workplace of fewer resources and less hierarchy. Since then, employees have learned to thrive in a challenging environment that features flat organizational structures, unlimited cross-training opportunities...

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