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Book review: Working in Teams

This excellent, revised edition is concise, easy to read and based on a thorough review of current research
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Working in Teams

Kim Jelphs, Helen Dickinson, Robin Miller | Policy Press | £12.99 | 144pp | ISBN: 9781447329886

This excellent, revised edition is concise, easy to read and based on a thorough review of current research.

It doesn’t dictate a formula for good teamwork, but offers up many choices and examples, while the authors acknowledge the research supporting diversity of personalities in a team, that no one model of leadership is the answer, and that the emotional cost of caring must be recognised among team members for their work to be successful.

There is an excellent chapter on ‘hot topics and emerging issues’, where readers are reminded of the different communication methods in a team, and how non-verbal communication should be recognised and harnessed.

Readers are also reminded of the dangers of appointing people in teams in their likeness,

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