Team leaders of all types, from educators to youth group leaders to board members to corporate trainers will put the contents of this book to good use. With chapters formatted as "aisles" you can pick and choose the tools that you have on your shopping list now and pick up a few more later. Aisles include tools for: <br> * Revisiting your team's goals <br> * Redefining team members' roles <br> * Reestablishing ground rules <br> * Rejuvenating team meetings <br> * Rebuilding a climate of trust <br> * Regaining team member commitment <br> * Reassesing team performance <br> * Rewarding team success <br> * And much more! <br> <br> <br> Attend a featured author workshop at the 13th International Conference on Work Teams: Collaborating for Competitive Advantage, September 23-25, 2002, in Dallas, TX. For information, contact the Center for the Study of Work Teams at 940 565 3096 or visit them online at www.workteams.unt.edu.
"Like so many things in organizational life, keeping a culture of teamwork going requires constant renewal. Team Depot provides a conveniently organized resource to enable team leaders and managers to effectively facilitate the renewal process. Glenn Parker's many years of hands-on experience sustaining teams and teamwork are powerfully captured in its pages."
--Bill Fox, vice president and general manager, Telcordia Technologies
"Team Depot is by far the single most comprehensive and valuable collection I've seen of tools and sound advice on diagnosing and improving teams drawn from Glenn Parker's extensive experience as a hands-on consultant and teams practitioner. Using the book's novel organizing principal of a home supply warehouse chain, the reader will discover that each and every one of the twenty aisles contains practical, easily implemented tools for getting derailed teams back on track."
--Malcolm J. Conway, IBM Learning Services Consulting
"Glenn is a master at providing valuable and practical tools for today's teams. Team Depot is a one-stop shopping spree for any team or coach looking for hundreds of strategies, tips, surveys, and exercises to refuel their team."
--Deborah Harrington-Mackin, author, Team Building Tool Kit
"I've lent my copy of Team Depot to a brand-new facilitator and she won't return because she claims it's indispensable. I'll have to buy another copy. Even though I've been in the team-building business for three decades, there are still a lot of things that I have learned from this book. This is truly a book that appeals to both newcomers and veterans."
--Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan, president, Workshops by Thiagi, Inc.; author, Teamwork and Teamplay
Purpose of the Book.
Overview of the Contents.
Team Depot Aisles.
Team Depot Tools.
Maximizing the Value of Team Depot.
Tips for Team Mechanics.
Lost in Team Depot: Finding Your Way to the Right Aisle.
Action Planning Guide.
AISLE 1 Revisit Your Team Goals.
AISLE 2 Refresh the People Mix.
AISLE 3 Redefine Everyone s Role.
AISLE 4 Reexamine the Team s Empowerment Charter.
AISLE 5 Refurbish the Team s Talent Bank.
AISLE 6 Reconsider Style Differences.
AISLE 7 Reestablish Team Norms.
AISLE 8 Re-Create a Relaxed Climate.
AISLE 9 Reconstitute the Work Plan.
AISLE 10 Refocus on Accountability.
AISLE 11 Rejuvenate Team Meetings.
AISLE 12 Rehabilitate External Networks.
AISLE 13 Reduce Conflict Successfully.
AISLE 14 Rebuild a Climate of Trust.
AISLE 15 Resuscitate Failing Communications.
AISLE 16 Regain Member Commitment.
AISLE 17 Restore Consensus Decision Making.
AISLE 18 Reassess Team Performance.
AISLE 19 Revamp Your Team Rewards.
AISLE 20 Revive Team Celebrations.
Guide to Team Depot Tools.
Numeric Index of Team Depot Tools.
About the Author.
How to Use the CD-ROM.