||How to Make Teams Work
||Paul G. Agnew, Sara Plimpton Boutwell
||American Management Association
|Field Of Study:
|Purchase This Course
When does a company need teams? Whenever reaching the desired outcome depends on the successful integration of diverse skills, interests,and effort. How to Make Teams Work presents team-building techniques in a changing business environment. As a team leader, you'll also understand what's expected of you and why teamwork is so essential to quality improvement and reengineering efforts.
Understand the role of the team leader and
how to integrate teams using
training, communication, and trust
You'll learn how to:
- Lead your team to success by applying the principles of the Team
Triangle-training, communication, and trust
- Address the five life-sustaining needs of every team
- Nurture an atmosphere of trust among team members
- Empower your team with a shared sense of purpose and the ability and authority to act
About This Course:
As one course among many offered in the American Management Association's
curriculum, How to Make Teams Work has been designed specifically for
the manager whose time is at a premium. It provides private, self-paced, individualized
study; learning and self-evaluation through in-text exercises; and
communication between the student and AMA's Educational Services instructors
through a pre-test and a post-test. Paralleling a business school course of
study, AMA's curriculum provides practical information to working professionals
who, on their own time and at their own pace, want to continue their
Paul G. Agnew is the founder of Agnew & Company, a strategic communication,
training, and organizational performance consultant group
located in Braintree, Massachusetts. Agnew & Company provides a full range
of performance analysis, program design, delivery, and management services
to a wide variety of clients in the transportation, manufacturing, retail, insurance,
and high-technology sectors.
Mr. Agnew has designed, written, and produced programs for sales,
skills, and management training. He is the editor and producer of the
McGraw-Hill Management Productivity Series of mediated workshops and the
Learncom Outstanding Contributor Series, featuring Leonard Nadler, Malcolm
Knowles, Robert Mager, and Stephen Becker. He received a 1992 Telly Finalist
award in recognition of his video scriptwriting for Digital Equipment Corporation.
Prior to founding Agnew & Company, Mr. Agnew held corporate communications,
training, and management positions in the transportation,
broadcasting, and public relations industries. He taught instructional design,
media production, and training management as a member of the adjunct faculty
at Bentley College.
A graduate of Northeastern University, Mr. Agnew pursued graduate
studies in instructional design and broadcasting at Boston University. Having
served 12 years as a member of his local school committee, Mr. Agnew
remains active in public educational affairs.
Sara Plimpton Boutwell, a partner at Agnew & Company, has worked
within a wide variety of industries, including insurance, business and finance,
electronics, trucking, marine chemistry, health education, and manufacturing.
With expertise in both project management and instructional design,
Ms. Boutwell has developed customized training programs for companies
such as Digital Equipment Corporation, Transamerica, Hewlett-Packard, St.
Johnsbury Trucking, The New England National Fire Protection Association,
and ROCA, Inc.
Ms. Boutwell received A.A. degrees from Vermont College and Mount
Ida College and is a certified paralegal.
The publisher wishes to thank Sidney A. Nachman, Ph.D., Managing
Director of Northcastle Group, Greenwich, Connecticut; Aaron J. Nurick,
Ph.D., Professor of Management, Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts;
and Donald H. Weiss, Ph.D., President and CEO, Self-Management Communications,
Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, for their help in reviewing the manuscript
of this course.
Table Of Contents
How To Take This Course
Finance For Managers