Examines issues of teamwork and leadership with a focus on ethics and diversity. This book addresses the attention given to teams in business and industry, and includes an examination of technology's role in small group communication.
"Communicating in Groups and Teams: Sharing Leadership, International Edition" examines issues of teamwork and leadership with a strong focus on ethics and diversity. The fifth edition addresses the recent attention given to teams in business and industry, and includes an examination of technology's role in small group communication. Authors Gay and Donald Lumdsen and new co-authors Carolyn and William Wiethoff also explore the growing trend among colleges to challenge students' understanding of their leadership competence and consider the ethical and social implications of group participation.
Preface. Part I: YOUR ROLES IN GROUPS AND TEAMS. 1. Your Groups and Teams: Communicating for Success. 2. Your Teamwork Responsibility: Sharing Leadership. PART II: SHARING LEADERSHIP TO CREATE TEAMWORK. 3. The Work in Teamwork: Planning the Process. 4. The Team in Teamwork: Bringing Individuals Together. Part III:SHARING LEADERSHIP THROUGH TASK PROCESSES. 5. Task Questions and Resources: Launching Your Inquiry. 6. Logical and Critical Thinking: Analyzing Team Information. 7. Innovative and Creative Thinking: Generating New Ideas. 8. Problem Analysis and Decision Making: Following Clear Systems. Part IV: SHARING LEADERSHIP THROUGH TRANSACTIONAL PROCESSES. 9. Verbal and Nonverbal Communication: Building Transactional Processes. 10. Listening and Questioning: Developing Team Dialogue. Part FIVE: MEETING CHALLENGES TO LEADERS AND LEADERSHIP. 11. Teams and Designated Leaders: Achieving Team Visions. 12. Team Pressures and Conflicts: Meeting the Challenges. 13. Team Problems and Participation: Managing the Obstacles. Appendix A Group Formats and Approaches: Planning Public Meetings. Appendix B Oral and Written Reports: Communicating Team Findings. Glossary. References. Name Index. Subject Index.