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This clear and engaging book explains the basic psychological concepts of group dynamics with a focus on their application with teams in the workplace. Grounded in psychology research but with a very practical focus on organizational behavior issues, this book helps readers understand and participate in teams more effectively in day-to-day work.
-Basic group dynamics concepts, such as goals, norms, cooperation, and communication examined
-Examines basic group dynamics concepts, such as goals, norms, cooperation, and communication Reviews the main challenges that teams face-such as conflict, decision making, problem solving, creativity, and valuing diversity
-Discusses the organizational context of teams-including the impacts of organizational culture, virtual teamwork, rewarding teams, and team building
-An appendix contains tools and advice to help students in project teams
-(New!)This text is appropriate for students enrolled in courses on teams or group dynamics in psychology, business, or other related fields.
"The author’s analysis is very up-to-date, for he includes chapters on very recent analyses of teams, such as questions of diversity and teams-communicating-via-computers. . . . The book’s key strength is its aim to help students and professionals better understand the groups to which they belong by reviewing key concepts in the area of groups." -Donelson R. Forsyth