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Designing Effective Work Groups. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 1208425
  • Book
  • December 2009
  • 404 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Provides ways to design, manage, and maintain more useful work groups--including labor-management committees, staff meetings, advisory groups, and policy committees. In eleven original chapters, reviews current knowledge about groups and explores new directions for understanding them and improving their effectiveness.
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1. Current Thinking About Groups: Setting the Stage for New Ideas
Paul S. Goodman, Elizabeth C. Ravlin, Linda Argote

2. Group Decision Making and Group Effectiveness in Organizations
Richard A. Guzzo

3. Leading Groups in Organizations
J. Richard Hackman, Richard E. Walton

4. Impact of Task and Technology on Group Performance
Paul S. Goodman

5. Groups Under Contrasting Management Strategies
Richard E. Walton, J. Richard Hackman

6. Intergroup Relations in Organizations
Jeanne M. Brett, Jorn Kjell Rognes

7. Research on Work Group Effectiveness: An Anthropological Critique
Helen B. Schwartzman

8. Responsibility and Effort in Organizations
Bibb Latanea

9. Thought Experiments and the Problem of Sparse Data in Small-Group Performance Research
James H. Davis, Norbert L. Kerr

10. Reexamining Our Thoughts Concerning Groups in Organizations
L. L. Cummings

11. Studying Groups at Work: Ten Critical Needs for Theory and Practice
Joseph E. McGrath

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Paul S. Goodman
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