Transforming teamwork : cultivating collaborative cultures / Diane P. Zimmerman, James L. Roussin, Robert J. Garmston.
- Thousand Oaks, California : Corwin, 
xviii, 259 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
- Team learning approach in education.
Professional learning communities.
Teams in the workplace.
Communication in education.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Written by 3 outstanding experts in the field of education and teamwork, this book envisions three integral strands that bind synchronistic collaborative interactions into a transformative way of working--a triple helix that supports all teamwork. The focus is on how safety in relationships opens up diverse perspectives and new understandings. The authors describe how teams can foster transparent communications and greater collective intelligence from constructive conflict. And finally, the purpose for all teamwork is to build coherence around actionable learning that extends and refines knowledge. The type of knowledge worthy to be passed on to others--hence knowledge legacies. Recently there has been a resurgence of interest supporting a variety of collaborative structures to improve student learning by using data teams, professional learning communities, distributed leadership, and collaborative inquiry. This book on collaboration is different from others in that instead of expecting a facilitator to be responsible for group success these authors posit that it is the individual group members who are critical for successful collaboration. Teamwork isn't always productive. In some cases, collaboration can lead to group members feeling anxious, vulnerable, and distrustful of others. In work cultures where people do not pay attention to the quality of the relationships dysfunction sets in and limits trust, destroys open communication, and significantly reduces collective learning. These types of communication patterns often lead to a sense of futility, disappointment, and low morale" -- Provided by publisher.
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- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the James Hosmer Penniman Book Fund.
- Roussin, James L., author.
Garmston, Robert J., author.
James Hosmer Penniman Book Fund.
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