Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy

Jossey-Bass Pfeiffer - In most organizations, and increasingly, the work that produces value for customers is carried out by teams, by flexible team-like entities. Further, they can use practical management strategies to help organizations realize the benefits inherent in both success and failure. Presents a clear explanation of practical management concepts for increasing learning capability for business resultsIntroduces a framework that clarifies how learning processes must be altered for different kinds of workExplains how Collaborative Learning works, the IRS, among othersBased on years of research, and both Cincinnati and Minneapolis Children's Hospitals, IDEO, Toyota, and gives tips for how to do it wellIncludes case-study research on Intermountain healthcare, Prudential, GM, this book shows how leaders can make organizational learning happen by building teams that learn.

Amy edmondson shows that organizations thrive, or fail to thrive, based on how well the small groups within those organizations work. The pace of change and the fluidity of most work structures means that it's not really about creating effective teams anymore, but instead about leading effective teaming.

Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy - John Wiley Sons. New breakthrough thinking in organizational learning, and changeContinuous improvement, leadership, understanding complex systems, and promoting innovation are all part of the landscape of learning challenges today's companies face. The problem is teams, and other dynamic groups, don't learn naturally.

Teaming shows that organizations learn when the flexible, fluid collaborations they encompass are able to learn.





The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth

Wiley - The fearless organization helps you bring about this most critical transformation. Fertilize creativity, clarify goals, achieve accountability, redefine leadership, and much more. Success requires a continuous influx of new ideas, silence, new challenges, and the interpersonal climate must not suppress, and critical thought, ridicule or intimidate.

Conquer the most essential adaptation to the knowledge economy The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth offers practical guidance for teams and organizations who are serious about success in the modern economy. With so much riding on innovation, and spark, creativity, it is essential to attract and retain quality talent—but what good does this talent do if no one is able to speak their mind? The traditional culture of “fitting in” and “going along” spells doom in the knowledge economy.

 . Explore the link between psychological safety and high performance create a culture where it’s “safe” to express ideas, ask questions, and admit mistakes Nurture the level of engagement and candor required in today’s knowledge economy Follow a step-by-step framework for establishing psychological safety in your team or organization Shed the “yes-men” approach and step into real performance.

The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth - The road is sometimes bumpy, but succinct and informative scenario-based explanations provide a clear path forward to constant learning and healthy innovation. People must be allowed to voice half-finished thoughts, and where actual mistakes are owned and corrected, and brainstorm out loud; it creates a culture in which a minor flub or momentary lapse is no big deal, ask questions from left field, and where the next left-field idea could be the next big thing.

This book explores this culture of psychological safety, and provides a blueprint for bringing it to life. Not every idea is good, and yes dissent can slow things down, and yes there are stupid questions, but talking through these things is an essential part of the creative process.





Teaming to Innovate

Jossey-Bass - This path is not smooth. We describe five necessary steps along that road: Aim High, Fail Well, Team Up, Learn Fast, and Repeat. Put another way, teaming is to innovation what assembly lines are to car production. This book brings together key insights on teaming, as they pertain to innovation. How do you build a culture of innovation? what does that culture look like? How does it evolve and grow? How are teams most effectively created and then nurtured in this context? What is a leader's role in this culture? This little book is a roadmap for teaming to innovate.

Jossey-Bass. Innovation requires teaming. To illustrate each critical step, clarify goals, we look at real-life scenarios that show how teaming to innovate provides the spark that can fertilize creativity, and redefine the meaning of leadership.





The Student's Guide to Successful Project Teams

Routledge - This new guidebook will be a core text on how to help student project teams confront and successfully resolve issues, tasks and problems. Sections include conceptual material, stories and illustrations, and exercises. Students and teachers in Organizational Behavior, Management, Marketing and all psychology disciplines will find this book of interest.

For example a psychology course requires teams to develop, a marketing course requires student project teams to prepare marketing plans and present their conclusions, conduct, analyze and present the result of their experiments, and an organizational behavior course forms teams for the purpose of researching the cultures of different organizations and making presentations about their findings.

The Student's Guide to Successful Project Teams - It is common for undergraduate and graduate students across various disciplines to be placed on teams and assigned group project research reports and presentations which require them to work together. Jossey-Bass.





A Manager's Guide to Virtual Teams

AMACOM - Yael zofi’s proprietary trust wheel model is a proven solution to the unique challenges managers must overcome as more and more people migrate to partially or fully-remote working situations. Jossey-Bass. Based on the author’s twenty-plus years of consulting experience, this powerful tool encourages cohesiveness and engagement among team members--even if they’ve never met.

Complete with examples, case scenarios, and strategies to help you navigate even your biggest hurdles, A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams will help your disparate collection of people get their work “out the door” faster and better. A manager’s guide to virtual teams does this by providing a practical road map for bridging the physical distance among coworkers, incorporating self-study exercises and simple, fun activities that develop trust and ensure your team’s success.

A Manager's Guide to Virtual Teams - The book explores the most critical elements to success for a team founded in trust, and deliverables, conflict management, including accountability, communication, and includes tangible tips for overcoming the particular challenges of the virtual working world.





HBR's 10 Must Reads on Teams with featured article "The Discipline of Teams," by Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith

Harvard Business Review Press - Most teams underperform. Yours can beat the odds. If you read nothing else on building better teams, read these 10 articles. Harvard Business Review Press. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you assemble and steer teams that get results.

Leading experts such as jon katzenbach, teresa amabile, and tamara erickson provide the insights and advice you need to:Boost team performance through mutual accountabilityMotivate large, diverse groups to tackle complex projectsIncrease your teams’ emotional intelligencePrevent decision deadlockExtract results from a bunch of touchy superstarsFight constructively with top-management colleagues Jossey-Bass.





Extreme Teaming: Lessons in Complex, Cross-Sector Leadership

Emerald Group Publishing Limited - Leading experts amy edmondson and jean-François Harvey analyze contemporary cases that expose the complex demands of cross-boundary collaboration on management, and inform our understanding of teams. The authors demonstrate that the work done in the modern organization is less and less about looking inward and creating strong teams inside the company, and more about teaming across boundaries - that often are in flux.

Extreme teaming is a must-read book for all courses related to leading open innovation; teamwork and collaboration; project management; and cross-boundary work. Containing powerful insights and practical guidelines that allow managers to bridge professional divides and organizational boundaries in order to work together effectively, this is a new exploration of the challenges involved in today's global enterprises.

Extreme Teaming: Lessons in Complex, Cross-Sector Leadership - Harvard Business Review Press. Jossey-Bass. Extreme teaming provides new insights into the world of complex, cross industry projects and the ways they must be managed. Today's global enterprises increasingly involve collaborative work by teams of experts operating across different professions, organizations, and industries.





Psychological Safety: The key to happy, high-performing people and teams

Academy of Brain-based Leadership, The - Harvard Business Review Press. When we experience an attack to our psychological safety, our brain is triggered into a stress response. In a psychologically safe climate, people are not afraid to express themselves; they feel accepted and respected. They were shocked to find it was not the background, the experience, or the education of the team members that determined the team’s success, but whether psychological safety was present within the team.

Psychological safety, however, is a new frontier. Both scientific and industry research suggest that paying close attention to psychological safety has tangible benefits, not just to personal health and well-being, but to workplace productivity and performance. Learn how to implement it in your life and your workplace, to reap the benefits of increased productivity and personal well-being.

Psychological Safety: The key to happy, high-performing people and teams - In its quest to build the perfect team, Google assessed the factors common to their high-performing teams. In this derailed stress state we can find it difficult to concentrate, make decisions, or control our emotions. Our cognitive abilities are compromised. For example, research shows that a “hit” to our psychological safety can have a deeper and longer-lasting impact than a “hit” to our physical selves.

Most of us understand the importance of physical safety. Over time, the pain associated with a physical attack is difficult or impossible to recall.





Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances

Harvard Business Review Press - Rather, it is about applying a concise set of guiding principles to each unique group situation—and doing so in the leader's own idiosyncratic way. The book offers a practical framework that leaders can use to muster personal skills and organizational resources to create and sustain the five key conditions and shows how those conditions can launch a team onto a trajectory of increasing effectiveness.

Jossey-Bass. Harvard Business Review Press. Richard hackman, one of the world's leading experts on group and organizational behavior, argues that teams perform at their best when leaders create conditions that allow them to manage themselves effectively. Leading teams is not about subscribing to a specific formula or leadership style, says Hackman.

Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances - Based on extensive research and using compelling examples ranging from orchestras to airline cockpit crews, Leading Teams identifies five essential conditions—a stable team, an enabling team structure, a supportive organizational context, a clear and engaging direction, and the availability of competent coaching—that greatly enhance the likelihood of team success.

Used book in Good Condition. Authoritative and astutely realistic, Leading Teams offers a new and provocative way of thinking about and leading work teams in any organizational setting.





The Manager's Guide to Statistics, 2018 Edition

ProbabilityBookstore.com - The author erol peköz teaches on the faculty of the Boston University School of Management and is the author of numerous technical articles and the recent book A Second Course in Probability. Used book in Good Condition. Finally, an introduction to statistics for aspiring managers, leaders and decision makers who do not need to know all the details of statistical theory and just want real applications and commonsense explanations using words and diagrams -- without a jumble of Greek letters and mathematical formulas.

The focus is on conceptual understanding, simplicity, and counterintuitive phenomena that can occur. Jossey-Bass. Harvard Business Review Press. This textbook is for an undergraduate or mBA introductory statistics course and covers summary statistics, hypothesis testing, probability, correlation, multiple regression, and includes an Excel add-in for histograms and stepwise regression.





Humble Leadership: The Power of Relationships, Openness, and Trust The Humble Leadership Series

Berrett-Koehler Publishers - Bestselling author and father of organizational culture studies, Edgar Schein and Peter Schein trail-blaze with a creative perspective on leadership that encourages vulnerability and empathy as a form of strength. The more traditional forms of leadership that are based on static hierarchies and professional distance between leaders and followers are growing increasingly outdated and ineffective.

As organizations face more complex interdependent tasks, leadership must become more personal in order to insure open trusting communication that will make more collaborative problem solving and innovation possible. Humble leadership calls for "here and now" humility based on a deeper understanding of the constantly evolving complexities of interpersonal, group and intergroup relationships that require shifting our focus towards the process of group dynamics and collaboration.

Humble Leadership: The Power of Relationships, Openness, and Trust The Humble Leadership Series - Humble leadership at all levels and in all working groups will be the key to achieving the creativity, adaptiveness, and agility that organizations will need to survive and grow. Jossey-Bass. Used book in Good Condition. Authors edgar schein and peter schein recognize this reality and call for a reimagined form of leadership that coincides with emerging trends of relationship building, diverse workforces, complex group work, and cultures in which everyone feels psychologically safe.

Harvard Business Review Press. Without open and trusting communications throughout organizations, they will continue to face the productivity and quality problems that result from reward systems that emphasize individual competition and "climbing the corporate ladder".