By Mike Pedler

This booklet deals an invaluable and available consultant to management. It encourages the reader to be pro-active and examine from event to advance themselves, their colleagues and their enterprise. half 1 introduces the '3 C's' version of management, whereas half 2 develops practices that permit any management problem to be triumph over and half three specializes in constructing management and the way top to augment the management of people and companies.

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S The Collaborative Work Systems Fieldbook: Strategies, Tools Pedler01v3_01 20/04/10 14:40 Page 26 26 The Challenges, Context and Characteristics of Leadership and Techniques (San Francisco: Jossey Bass/Pfeiffer, 2003) and Beverlein and Harris’ Guiding the Journey to Collaborative Work Systems: A Strategic Design Workbook (San Francisco: Pfeiffer, 2003). Business process re-engineering is another strategy that has significant implications for organisational design and structure, as is lean thinking.

Some teams look good, full of talented individuals, but they are unsupportive to one another and come apart at the seams under pressure. Despite this, the stock of the team concept remains very high. Teams are the basic unit of organisation for people and tasks, and good teamworking ability is a prize asset. As competition has increased and standards have risen, clients and customers demand more. Teams now have to meet the needs of complex sets of stakeholders rather than just keeping a single sponsor happy.

Dream on. In reality, teams can be stuck, stodgy, unambitious or riven by internal conflicts and expending their energies in “turf wars”. Some teams look good, full of talented individuals, but they are unsupportive to one another and come apart at the seams under pressure. Despite this, the stock of the team concept remains very high. Teams are the basic unit of organisation for people and tasks, and good teamworking ability is a prize asset. As competition has increased and standards have risen, clients and customers demand more.

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