This popular book has been thoroughly updated for its fourth edition, and is even more directed towards the leadership demands on managers, both within the school and in its community setting.
Chapter 10: Teams
The Nature of Teams
We turn now to a different aspect of organizations, the building-block which we call ‘the team’. A team is a group of people with common objectives that can effectively tackle any task which it has been set up to do. ‘Effectively’ means that the quality of the task accomplishment is the best achievable within the time available and makes full and economic use of the resources (internal and external) available to the team. The contribution drawn from each member is of the highest possible quality, and is one which could not have been called into play other than in the context of a supportive team.
There is always dynamic interaction between the individual member and the team, such that each continuously adapts ...