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A Competency Based Approach, 1st Edition

By Consuelo M. Ramirez


244 pages | 104 B/W Illus.

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Learning to work effectively and efficiently in a group is an important part of learning to be a substantive contributor in today’s business environment. Teams: A Competency Based Approach provides a solid coverage of the underlying theory of teamwork, complemented by examples, to help students learn and practice the competencies that will allow them to take advantage of team-building opportunities.

This book helps readers to systematically identify, analyze and manage issues that arise as a result of teamwork by emphasizing four important objectives for successful team-members:

  • Recognizing opportunities for accomplishing goals within a team context
  • Appreciating other individuals' attributes in a group setting
  • Analyzing the types of environments in which teamwork is most advantageous
  • Identifying and building the necessary competencies to leverage successful group experiences

With exercises and activities designed to allow readers to engage with the material and build specific team-oriented competencies, this book offers undergraduate students interested in management, team building, and human resource training the tools needed for successful group experiences.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Building Relationships Competency - The Human Side 2. Inner Self Competency: What You Bring to a Team Environment 3. Diversity Competency: What You Need to Know About Today’s Workforce 4. Team Competency: What You Need to Know About the Team Environment 5. Communication Competency: Communicating Effectively in the Team Environment 6. Organizational Environment Competency: Matching the Needs of the Organization 7. Business Ethics & Social Responsibility Competency: Being Sustainable in Today’s Workplace 8. Decision Making Competency: Consistently Making Each Decision the Best Decision 9. Time Management Competency: The Tool-kit for Effectiveness and Efficiency 10: Life-long Learning Competency: The Key to Future Success. Appendix: Chapter discussion questions and answers

About the Author

Consuelo M. Ramirez a Senior Lecturer at the College of Business of the University of Texas at San Antonio, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Workplace Culture