sites about teams, teamwork or team leadership?
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[The link above takes you to an archived copy. Or view the latest articles at Fast Company]
|A wide ranging collection of easy to read articles and features about all aspects of teamwork from the Fast Company web-site. There's a lot of accessible, thought provoking and down to earth stuff here. The Fast Company site aims to help people in the new economy discover the tools, techniques, and tactics they need to succeed at work and life. There's also a big section to help you in Leading Your Team. Don't miss it.
[The link above takes you to an archived copy.]
|A site with extensive extracts from the best selling book "Why Teams Don't Work" by Harvey Robbins and Michael Finley. Easy to read chapters on common problems in teams and how to overcome them. Also on some prevailing myths about teamwork such as The Myth of Adventure Learning [archived copy]
"Ideas on Teams and Teamwork"
This link takes you to the archived version at the Wayback Machine.
|This is a useful shorthand guide to popular teamwork concepts. Bob Willard, a manager at IBM Canada basically read 40 management books, excerpted key concepts and quotes, and organized them into sections on Leadership, Empowerment and Delegation, Teams and Teamwork, Empowered Teams, Bibliography, Recommended Books. Great for grazing ideas or grabbing a quick quote, definition or analogy.
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|[You now need authorisation to access http://www.vta.spcomm.uiuc.edu/teamwork.html] Teamworks, Virtual Team Assistant, says it is a web site developed to provide support for design teams in engineering and other practical arts and sciences. Here there are nine informational modules, each containing background information, instruments for self-assessment, lessons to develop team work skills, and links to helpful resources. Excellent on-line resources for a bit of further learning. Topics include Team Building, Project Management, Team Problem-Solving, Team Conflict, Team Feedback, Team Leadership, Participation in Discussion, Oral and Written Presentations, Teaching with Teams. What are you waiting for?
|Big Dog's Leadership Pages
|There's a couple of chapters on teams and teamwork and plenty on leadership at Don Clark's pages. He says his leadership guide, is "for new supervisors, managers and anyone wishing to move up through the ranks as a leader" The first chapter provides a basic background on leadership, the rest provide skills and knowledge needed to be effective in the role.
|BBC Education Programme on Teamwork
|Here's information about BBC Education's programme on teamwork. You may be able to get hold of a copy from the archive. [page was at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/archive/fe/summary/sum16a.shtml]
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|Managing Virtual Teams
|Text of a speech given at Canadian Conference on this topical subject. Discusses nature of virtual teams, implications, use of technology and strategies for supporting them. Gets you thinking about the 'new world of teams'
links courtesy of www.archive.org
|Another paper on virtual teams - "Effective Communication and Information Sharing in Virtual Teams".
|Teams and Teamwork in the 21st Century
link courtesy of www.archive.org
|Some on-line course notes on teams and teamwork in the 21st century. Good quick coverage of key concepts about teamwork. Useful quick refresher. [was at: http://www.siu.edu/departments/cola/psycho/psyc323/chapt13/]
|Team Engineering Collaboratory
|Interested in issues of virtual collaboration, teamworking and learning in groups across time and space. Well, you could have a poke around here. The Team Engineering Collaboratory (TEC) is "a distributed research and demonstration facility" supported by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Army and a couple of US Universities. Mission - "to support interdisciplinary research, development, and applications of advanced information technology in the context of human work and organizations."
|Creating and Sustaining Trust in Virtual Teams
describing three components of trust – ability, integrity
and benevolence, the authors identify which components of trust
are critical for each of the stages in the life cycle of a virtual
team – planning, inception, organizing, transition and
accomplishing the task. Action steps for each stage show managers
and team leaders how to help members develop trust and sustain it
through to the project’s successful completion.
Authors: Penelope Sue Greenberg, Ralph H. Greenberg and Yvonne Lederer Antonucci from Widener and Temple Universities
Business Horizons Volume 50, No. 4, July/August 2007
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|Center for Collaborative Organizations (was the 'Center For the Study of Work Teams')
|An excellent site at the University of North Texas that contains extensive bibliographies, research papers, discussion groups about teams and teamwork. Has a big list of other useful links too.
|Jon Katzenbach's Site - Katzenbach.com
|Katzenbach is a world reknowned writer and researcher on teams and teamwork. This is the site of his consultancy practice. Worth a look to read about their Team Assessment Process and to try out a free on-line diagnostic questionnaire which can help you assess the kind of workgroup or team you work in and the kind or style of teamwork/leadership needed.
|The Home of Belbin's Team Roles
|This is the Official BELBIN® website. Home to the Team Building work of Dr R. Meredith Belbin. The site has a basic introduction to the idea of team roles and a lot of information about the products and services available from Dr Belbin.
|National Society for Quality through Teamwork / European Forum for Teamwork
|Originally a UK society promoting quality improvement through teams and teamwork. They offer training, advice, conferences and information on use of teams to improve quality. The NSQT web address now redirects to the European Forum for Teamwork at http://www.efteam.org which has also vanished.
|TeamTechnology - Management Team Roles Indicator
|If you are interested in team roles and the interpersonal dynamics of teams then this site may be of interest. The site provides basic information on a new team roles model compatible with the Myers Briggs Type Indicator. There are some comparisons with Belbin's model and a write up of related research.
|A UK consultancy outfit with a selection of articles about Myers Briggs and Teambuilding.
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TeamBuildersPlus has well organised links to a wide selection of on-line articles and web resources on a wide range of management, leadership and interpersonal skills including teams and team leadership. Good for grazing.
Relevant topics include: 360-degree feedback, Adult learning, Assertiveness, Change, Coaching, Communication, Conflict management, Creativity, problem solving and innovation, Diversity, Empowerment and Motivation, Interpersonal skills, Leadership, Learning organizations, Meetings, Teams and teamwork, Time management.
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|The links above were compiled by Stuart Wickes & Associates who welcome your comments or recommendations for more 'team' sites by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com
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• compiled by Garry Platt
• compiled by Roger Greenaway