Cross Functional Teams : Working with Allies, Enemies, and Other Strangers

by Glenn M. Parker

Paper Book, 1994



Call number

IBMC Library - HD 66 P345 1994


San Francisco : Jossey-Bass


1555426093 / 9781555426095


In this completely revised version of his best-selling book, Cross-Functional Teams: Working with Allies, Enemies, and Strangers, author and consultant Glenn Parker updates his definitive practical guide to include his recent work in team rewards and recognition, communications technology, and multicultural and virtual-team issues. This new edition contains fresh examples and additional case studies of successful cross-functional teams from IBM, Parke-Davis, Xerox, Boeing, BOC Gases, government agencies, and more. Parker offers concrete advice and inspiration to team leaders, team members, and senior management. Cross-Functional Teams delivers a team operating manual to executives, team leaders, human resource professionals, and students of organizational behavior and provides a tool kit of assessment surveys, worksheets, checklists, and even sample training programs to help launch and sustain effective teams.… (more)

Local notes

pt. 1. Why Cross-Functional Teams? 1. The Competitive Advantages of Cross-Functional Teams. 2. The Strategy of Teams -- pt. 2. Effective Teamwork. 3. Overcoming Barriers and Obstacles to Teamwork. 4. Leading Cross-Functional Teams. 5. Empowering Teams to Do the Job. 6. Setting Goals for Shared Commitments. 7. Building Bridges Outside the Team. 8. Appraising Teamwork and Team Members. 9. Team Pay for Team Play. 10. Learning as a Team Event. 11. Gaining the Power of Small Teams. 12. Techniques for Working Together as a Team -- pt. 3. Toward Cross-Functional Teams. 13. Management's Role in Building the Team-Based Organization. 14. Jump-Starting the Change to Cross-Functional Teams -- Tools for Developing Cross-Functional Teams. A. Experiences in Teamwork. B. Survey of Cross-Functional Teams: An Evaluation Tool. C. Read Any Good Books Lately? An Annotated Reading List. D. Parker's Top Ten Ways to Ensure Team Failure.
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