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Winning Teams

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Winning Teams

Making Your Team Productive & Successful

Career Press,

15 min read
10 take-aways
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Workers of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your command-and-control structure.

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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.


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 and teams.

Teams are beneficial for several reasons. They redistribute workload and help companies get more work done with fewer resources. Teams also help individuals learn new skills and take on increased responsibilities, including replacing other team members in other jobs when needed. Teams break down organizational barriers and give individuals more accountability and responsibility. And although individuals may not realize it, teams help them increase their communications, problem-solving and decision-making skills.

While the shift from hierarchy to team-based organization can be difficult for your company, it’s even more of a challenge - and an opportunity - for your employees. Individuals should be encouraged to start analyzing the way things are done at your company and thinking about ways to improve processes. They should also, if they haven’t already, start identifying...

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

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