Teams : the challenges of cooperative work
Unsworth, Kerrie L. & West, Michael A. (2000) Teams : the challenges of cooperative work. In Chmiel, Nik (Ed.) Introduction to Work and Organizational Psychology. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK, pp. 327-346.
Teamworking is seen by many organizations as an effective strategy for organising work. Eighty-two percent of companies with 100 employees or more reported that they used teams (Gordon, 1992). Of the top flight Fortune 1000 companies, 28% used self-managing teams in 1987; this figure rose to 68% in 1993. What makes teamworking effective? How can people work most successfully in teams? In this chapter we examine research evidence which suggests ways to maximise team effectiveness.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2000 Blackwell Publishing|
|Copyright Statement:||The definite version is available on publication at www3.interscience.wiley.com|
|Deposited On:||06 Jan 2006|
|Last Modified:||10 Aug 2011 18:15|
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