Effective teamwork: practical lessons from organizational research

Michael A. West

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Effective Teamwork provides all the tools necessary to help teams become more effective, including case studies, discussion questions, exercises and questionnaires. Drawing on psychological research, the text examines those factors which prevent and promote team effectiveness. The second edition includes new chapters on creating teams and on conflicts in teams. Now includes more material on team leadership, on the sorts of tasks that are best done by teams, and on the relationship between working in teams and mental health. Contains new sections on introducing teamwork, on virtual team working and team working across national boundaries, on emotions in teams, and on trust within and between teams.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherBPS Blackwell
Number of pages224
ISBN (Print)1-4051-1057-0, 1-4051-1058-9
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2003

Publication series

NamePsychology of Work and Organizations

Bibliographical note

Translated also in Romanian [Lucrul in Echipa Lectii practice (9736819701)]; Danish [Teamwork Metoder til effektivt samarbejde (9788777065224)].


  • teamwork
  • efficiency
  • psychological research
  • team effectiveness
  • creation
  • conflict
  • team leadership
  • tasks
  • mental health
  • virtual team working
  • national
  • emotions
  • trust


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