1st Edition

Beyond the Team

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ISBN 9780750646413
Published April 13, 2000 by Routledge
142 Pages

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Book Description

An internationally renowned author offers an overview of how people and jobs can best be connected in a new era.

'Beyond the Team' draws on Meredith Belbin's extensive work with organizations worldwide to give further insights into the workings of teams and groups. The modern job needs to be actively interpreted and constantly revised in terms of the balance between a team role, a work role and a professional role. The increasingly complex demands of modern jobs can be aided by a colour system as tested in international trials. A colour based top down, bottom up form of communication creates sensitive feedback with a special value where members of a workforce do not share common language. The socially complex nature of communication about work in a new era offers parallels with the intricacies of the social insect world. Information technology is extending human networking with the potential of creating a form of organization closer to what can be achieved in superorganisms.

'Beyond the Team' shows how eventually, the mature team can learn to distribute work between its own members by giving a comprehensive understanding of how to manage both team roles and work roles.

Table of Contents

The impact of team roles; Rise and fall of the team; Distinguishing teams from groups; Understanding work roles; What pink work reveals; A framework for meetings; What ever happened to empowerment ?; Rewards and renumeration; Adding value to the job; Feedback and networking; Decision-making and the mature team; The paradox of management; The superorganism - a model for work organization; From groups to supergroups; Some steps in the right direction; Snakes and ladders.

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'The answer is that Belbin's analysis sheds brilliant light on the source of so much confusion and disappointment at work. There is little he doesn't understand about the way we work now. He is both captain and our number one team player.' Management Today

Belbin's key idea is that bringing together individuals with requisite skills, in a balanced and considered way, can create effective team ......
Infomatics- April 2001

...........Belbin can help you to identify your own role contribution to your own teamwork, and help you to iron-out problems if the team is not effective.
Infomatics - April 2001