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Teamwork Resources

Teams that Work Together to Get Things Done

Articles


The Science Behind the Growing Importance of Collaboration.  As total knowledge grows, professionals become more specialized.  It then becomes more important to proactively promote opportunities for collaboration between the specialists.  (Kellogg Insight, 5 minutes)


6 Questions Great Leaders Ask Their Teams "Most influential leaders realize that their questions are more powerful than their answers because questions shed light on two important things: 1. What's important to you, 2. What's on your mind." (Forbes, 3 minutes)


5 Qualities of Highly Effective IT Teams  I would add a sixth quality -- Each team member understanding the value of other team members, and how best to interact with them.  Okay, that's a 6th and 7th.  (AITP.org, 3 minutes)


Google Spent Years Studying Great Teams. These 5 Qualities Contributed Most to Its Success. To build a successful team, you must find the balance between results and culture (Inc., 4 minutes)


How GM went from a government bailout and bankruptcy to being one of the world's best-run car companies a decade later  "The current team is a model of earnest conflict transmuted into productive collaboration." A great example of teamwork, which has resulted in a much stronger company. (Business Insider, 10 minutes)


Books


The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything Effective teams require trust among the team members and with leadership.  "Stephen M. R. Covey shows how trust—and the speed at which it is established with clients, employees, and all stakeholders—is the single most critical component of a successful leader and organization."  (Stephen M.R. Covey, 322 pages)


Videos


How to Turn a Group of Strangers into a Team  Recalling stories of teamwork on the fly, such as the incredible rescue of 33 miners trapped half a mile underground in Chile in 2010, Professor Edmondson shares the elements needed to turn a group of strangers into a quick-thinking team that can nimbly respond to challenges.  (TED Talk, 13 minutes)