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Effective use of teambuilding in social welfare organisations

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Effective use of teambuilding in social welfare organisations Designed for use in as many different social welfare type settings as possible, this structured package of materials and exercises can be used in multi-disciplinary teams, short term teams, independent, autonomous project teams and virtual teams. In each setting, it will help trainers, managers and facilitators enable groups to become effective. Exercises, notes for facilitators and photocopiable handouts (some of which can be transferred on to OHPs) all help create staff development training that focuses on collaborative approaches to decision-making, and helps teams to clarify individual members’ roles and organisational aims.

Special emphasis is placed on helping consumers become partners, so that teams can empower individuals to exercise the greatest degree of choice, become more independent and make the important decisions governing their own lives and the lives of particular communities.

Examples and anecdotes from a wide variety of practice fields illustrate how teambuilding can be used or abused, and how team members can build on strengths while also spotting signs of trouble.

The team building that results should enable teams to: identify objectives; clarify the way in which organisational structures work; consider the relationship to power and decision-making in the organisation; facilitate positive organisational changes to take place; strengthen collaborative working; understand and respond to problems which staff members are experiencing; consider how their team relates to other teams and the organisation as a whole; utilise the creative potential of individuals in the group; gain benefits at a personal and professional level from being members of a team; help in the overall improvement of effective services for clients and users.

Contents: How to use the manual. Introduction. Preparing for teambuilding in the people services. Starting to team build. Developing leadership and management styles and teambuilding techniques. Decision-making and problem solving. Staff development. Managing conflict and change. Resource materials.

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NOTE: this is an A4 wiro paperback version of a significantly more expensive ring-bound manual published by Longman and then by Pavilion. That ring-bound manual is now unavailable. This paperback version contains some revisions, but is essentially the same material as previously published.

Effective use of teambuilding in social welware organisations Effective use of teambuilding in social welware organisations

Compiled by Alan Dearling

£22.95 plus £2.50 p&p

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