From Publishers Weekly
While assembling teams is often painless, compelling them to remain highly productive is challenging. The key to effective teamwork, say the authors, lies in 10 essential steps that involve giving each team a significant raison d'etre and encourage change and risk. Despite engaging writing, some of the content is rather tame: suggestions include "Sit in a different chair every meeting" and "Look for positives versus negatives." First-time team members will benefit from this book; more experienced employees may be disappointed.
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About the Author
Lisa Gundry -- Lisa Gundry, Ph.D., is an expert in innovation, creativity and team collaboration. A professor of management at DePaul University's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in Chicago and pioneer of their Creativity in Business MBA course, she has co-authored two other books, including BluePrints for Innovation. Laurie LaMantia -- Laurie LaMantia is the co-founder of an award-winning, internal Lucent Technologies venture dedicated to nurturing an environment for creativity and innovation at Bell Laboratories. She earned her MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management and her Masters in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan.