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Can teamwork work more efficiently?

Can teamwork work more efficiently? PurposeThis paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.Design/methodology/approachThis briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.FindingsTeamwork is critical to organizational success, but many teams remain ineffective and even dysfunctional. Deficiency in certain skills is often assumed to be the cause. This has increased interest in various commercially available instruments designed to measure teamwork skills and identify voids that can be subsequently addressed through training. However, these tools are as yet limited in scope and might prove most effective if used to substantiate insights from accomplished managers with experiences within both competent and ineffective teams.Practical implicationsThe paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.Originality/valueThe briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Human Resource Management International Digest Emerald Publishing

Can teamwork work more efficiently?

Human Resource Management International Digest , Volume 25 (5): 4 – Jul 10, 2017

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0967-0734
DOI
10.1108/HRMID-05-2017-0093
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Abstract

PurposeThis paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.Design/methodology/approachThis briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.FindingsTeamwork is critical to organizational success, but many teams remain ineffective and even dysfunctional. Deficiency in certain skills is often assumed to be the cause. This has increased interest in various commercially available instruments designed to measure teamwork skills and identify voids that can be subsequently addressed through training. However, these tools are as yet limited in scope and might prove most effective if used to substantiate insights from accomplished managers with experiences within both competent and ineffective teams.Practical implicationsThe paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.Originality/valueThe briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

Journal

Human Resource Management International DigestEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 10, 2017

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