Building team-based working: a practical guide to organizational transformation

Michael A. West, Lynn Markiewicz

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Building Team-based Working is designed for use by managers and consultants who are introducing team-based working into organizations. The book synthesizes knowledge about how to build team-based organizations, focusing particularly on the psychological and social processes that can facilitate or obstruct successful teamwork. Rather than advise managers on how to build effective teams, as most books in this area tend to do, this book instead focuses on how to build organizations structured around teams. The text is divided into six sections describing the six main stages of developing team-based working in an organization. The chapters follow a common structure. Each one opens with a summary of the aims and activities relevant to that stage and concludes with a selection of appropriate support materials and tools. These materials can also be downloaded from the CD accompanying the text. The advice given is based on evidence gathered by the authors over 20 years of practical management experience, research work in organizations, and consultancy across the public, manufacturing and service sectors.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherBPS Blackwell
Number of pages184
ISBN (Print)978-1-4051-0611-5
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2003

Publication series

NameOne Stop Training


  • team-based working
  • organizations
  • building team-based organizations
  • psychological processes
  • social processes


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