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Team Players And Work

Reviewing: Jossey Bass Non Fiction Business Book  |  Rating:
By 999frights on
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Team Players and Work is a book we used at work for Team Building. We each got a copy of the book and read a chapter a week, then met to discuss the book. I really enjoyed this book. It goes into detail that there are four styles of team players and what those styles are. My team read a chapter of this book once a week, then we met to discuss it. At the end, we took a personality profile to see what our style was. It was amazing how so many people saw themselves, versus what the profile revealed.

As a team, my boss had us read this for team building. I don't really think it helped our group that much, but I got a lot from it. I am now a manager at another company and I keep some key points in mind about this book. One thing it brings out is that for your organization to be successful, you must have all 4 personality types represented and there should be somewhat of a balance. You don't want to be heavy in 1 personality type because it throws the group out of balance. The types are: contributors, collaborators, communicators, and challengers. It is also possible for team members to have qualities from each type, but they will be more of one or maybe even 2 types. As a manager, it is information to keep in mind when hiring new people for your team.

The book is a little dated, but the principles still apply.