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Guest AuthorMarshall Goldsmith

Team Building without Time wasting

Source | Dr. Marshall Goldsmith & Howard Morgan

As major organizations have to learn to deal with increasingly rapid change, teams are becoming more and more important. As the traditional, hierarchical school of leadership diminishes in signifi­cance, a new focus on networked team leadership is emerging to take its place. Leaders are finding themselves members of all kinds of teams, in­cluding virtual teams, autonomous teams, cross-functional teams, and action-learning teams.

Many of today’s leaders face a dilemma: as the need to build effective teams is increasing, the time available to build these teams is often de­creasing. A common challenge faced by today’s leaders is the necessity of building teams in an environment of rapid change with limited resources. The process of re-engineering and streamlining, when coupled with in­creased demand for services, has led to a situation in which most leaders have more work to do and fewer staff members to help them do it.

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