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New immigrants to the United States accounted for half of the increase in the workforce in the 1990s. By 2020, 32% of the labor force is projected to be ethnic minorities. How can these diverse individuals work together? What can employers do to ensure productive, smoothly functioning teams? Diverse Teams at Work show how to make differences in work teams an asset-not a liability. This practical guide looks at the human aspects of teamwork. It helps team members understand and make the most of their differences-and overcome barriers to achievement that are sometimes the results of diversity. This book includes: An analysis of how diversity shapes expectations and team behavior-from race, gender, age to subtler differnces such as education, work function, and level. Processes for building teams.
Guidelines for starting teams, integrating new members into the team, and diagnosing trouble spots. Key tips for resolving conflicts, solving problems, and making decisions. Fifty practical tools that guide team members in exploring their differences and learning how to work together successfully.

Additional Info

Name Diverse Teams at Work
SKU 61.12501
Year published 2003
Page count 259
Publisher SHRM
ISBN 978-1586440367
Author Anita Rowe, and Lee Gardenswartz
Format No

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