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Problem Solving in Teams and Groups

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Cameron W. Piercy

Copyright Year: 2019

Publisher: University of Kansas Libraries

Language: English

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Reviewed by Renee Owen, Assistant Professor, Southern Oregon University on 1/12/21

I would be using the book for a graduate-level course in Adult Learning/Education, with a focus on leadership, particularly leading nonprofit organizations. The content is appropriate for the workplace. The content has a good broad overview of... read more

Reviewed by Karishma Chatterjee, Assistant Professor of Instruction, University of Texas at Arlington on 3/6/20

The content covers a range of topics that are useful for a junior/upper level class about working in groups and teams. The content can be used for potentially two different courses- one a class about working in groups and the other one about... read more

Reviewed by Melvina Goodman, Adjunct Faculty, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College on 1/7/20

Thank you for developing this textbook. I teach a group dynamics course at a community college, and was looking for a new text for my course, as well as I want to help students reduce the cost of purchasing textbooks. With that said, I would... read more

Reviewed by Tammy Hall, Instructor, ULL on 11/5/19

The textbook opened with a table of contents. The beginning chapter started with the difference between group (informal/formal) and team. A key distinction for students to know. The content included the five stages of group development. The book... read more

Table of Contents

I. Groups & Teams Overview

  • 1. Defining Teams and Groups
  • 2. The Psychology of Groups
  • 3. Cooperation
  • 4. Social Comparison
  • 5. Shared Information Bias
  • 6. Judgment and Decision Making

II. Groups & Teams (In)Action

  • 7. Professional Writing
  • 8. Persuasive Presentations
  • 9. Gantt Chart
  • 10. Groups and meetings
  • 11. Organizational culture
  • 12. Inattentional Blindness
  • 13. Teams as Systems
  • 14. Performance Evaluation

III. Group & Team Theory

  • 15. Power in Teams and Groups
  • 16. Leadership
  • 17. Structuration Theory
  • 18. Symbolic Convergence Theory
  • 19. Conformity and Obedience
  • 20. Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions
  • 21. Intercultural and Plane Crashes
  • 22. Conflict and Negotiation
  • 23. Nonverbal Communication

About the Book

This textbook covers content relevant to COMS342 Problem Solving in Teams and Groups at the University of Kansas.

About the Contributors


Cameron W. Piercy, Ph.D