1st Edition

A Competency Based Approach

ISBN 9780415899871
Published November 18, 2013 by Routledge
244 Pages 104 B/W Illustrations

USD $78.95

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Book Description

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

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