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Building Smart Teams is an essential guide to creating a smart team fast. Based on research results from close to 2,000 individuals organized in more than 250 teams, Building Smart Teams identifies the three critical skill sets that teams need and shows how to transfer these skills to a group.  The authors’ research and experience shows that, by concentrating on these three critical skills sets, a group is almost certain to become a high performing team quickly. Within this model, there is ample room for teams to discover their own unique culture, performance strategies, and paths to success.

Creating Smart Team Management Practices
Creating smart team management practices
Team Management Practices: Signpost #1 for Team Success

Team management practices—one of the three key factors identified in the Team Effectiveness Model—are the most important determinant of a team's level of competency.

Teams with strong team management practices share key capabilities, which fall under three main headings: task processes, which help focus members on the task at hand; social processes, which help define what appropriate team behavior is and help maintain good relationships, both internally and externally; and team commitment processes, ...

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