ERIC Number: ED382127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Team Building: A Structured Learning Approach.
Mears, Peter; Voehl, Frank
This book is a learner's manual for a course on how to develop empowered teams for higher education management, how to function effectively as a team member, and how to objectively evaluate one's impact on the team. Taking a hands-on approach to learning about quality, the course introduces quality principles, asks students to apply these in a structured environment designed to gradually improve team-building skills, and finally teaches participants to evaluate the interactions of team members so that they can learn how to improve themselves. Chapter titles are: "Teamwork and Synergy"; "Contributors to Continuous Quality Improvement"; "Empowerment"; "Supportive Team Cultures"; "Team-Building Phases"; "Understanding How We Think"; "Member Service Roles"; "Expanded Team Member Roles"; "Expanding Team Skills"; and "Teams, Teams, and More Teams." Most chapters contain two or three exercises for group work and practice of skills presented in the chapter. (JB)
Descriptors: College Administration, Cooperative Learning, Group Behavior, Group Dynamics, Group Experience, Group Structure, Higher Education, Role, Role Perception, Self Evaluation (Groups), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Team Training, Teamwork, Total Quality Management
St. Lucie Press, Corp., 100 E. Linton Blvd., Suite 403B, Delray Beach, FL 33483 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Books
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