"Frank LaFasto and Carl Larson have done it again! After building a useful framework for team performance in TeamWork they have gone on to collect and analyze exhaustive data that enriches and extends their original work. When Teams Work Best is a gem of a book…. you can’t help but find it useful in today’s organizational world."
(LEONARD A. SCHLESINGER)
"LaFasto and Larson offer a tour de force on what makes teams successful. Building on sound theory and relying on extensive research, they offer specific, practical tools that will deliver team value. Team members, business leaders, and organization consultants should not only read, but use this work."(DAVE ULRICH)
"When Teams Work Best provides solid practical advice and tools for improving the effectiveness of all teams…. CEO’s take note, this one’s blunt, useful, and refreshing."
"This book makes collaboration a vivid and workable concept."
(ALLAN R. COHEN)
"Too often, books on teamwork emphasize either applications over theory or theory over application; LaFasto and Larson have effectively combined a fine balance of the two that effectively details both the ‘why’ and the ‘how to’…. An excellent resource for graduate and advanced undergraduate coursework in team development."(ANTHONY M. TOWNSEND)
"Duke Hospital has benefited from the ideas LaFasto and Larson present in this book and is a better organization because of it."(MICHAEL D. ISRAEL)
"highly readable. . .convincing. . .a must for academic collections and required reading for professionals seeking to maximize human performance and team productivity."(J.B. Kashner)
When Teams Work Best: 6000 Team Members and Leaders Tell What it Takes to Succeed by Frank LaFasto and Carl Larson is a practical, ‘user friendly’ guide to the harnessing power of cooperation and teamwork for increased productivity and effectiveness. Individual chapters address what makes a good team member, what makes a good leader, problem solving methodologies, and how to best promote confidence and trust. When Teams Work Best is very highly recommended for anyone charged with the corporate responsibility for cultivating business group work skills!(Midwest Book Review)
The authors have produced an eminently practical guide to success in collaborative teamwork.(Academic Library Review)
Excellent reference book for my doctorate program. I received it on time and in excellent condition. Amazon is my go to place for all reading materials.Published 12 months ago by vnobriga
I had to use it for a class or I would not have purchased it. It was a very dry read to say the leastPublished 17 months ago by Michael
This is a great book for my growing business. Teamwork is a huge part in building my company and This is the best book I have found on what makes teams successful.Published 23 months ago by n.york
Great easy to read book that can be used practically and immediately. Great for any manager or leader wanting to improve their team.Published on June 10, 2012 by J
This is a terrific text. Lafasto and Larson have made sense out of a lot of data in a way that makes it exceptionally readable. Read morePublished on April 10, 2011 by Mike Teeley
I read this book as an assigned text for a seminary course on team leadership. As the authors explain up front (and then repeat, ad nauseam), they compiled research from over... Read morePublished on January 13, 2011 by Chad Oberholtzer
This book is a good resource for anyone working on a team. There are easy to follow examples and graphs. It is a pretty easy read.Published on April 6, 2009 by A. McGowan