Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy

Amy Edmondson

From the acknowledgments: “Of the many people who contributed to getting this book into shape, Jeff Leeson was by far the most important. I learned a lot from Jeff’s systematic approach to shaping, organizing, clarifying, and structuring ideas to produce an integrated whole. Jeff bravely entered the landscape of my research papers and cases and helped me build something meaningful. I am indebted to him for his editing expertise, for his patience with my schedule, and for his high standards.”

Jeff translated Harvard Business School Professor Amy Edmondson’s groundbreaking research and theory on teams into layman’s terms and seamlessly integrated it into the book. Jeff also developed the book’s structure, rewrote the manuscript, and provided editorial coaching.

From the back cover: “Continuous improvement, understanding complex systems, and promoting innovation are all part of the landscape of learning challenges today’s companies face. Amy Edmondson shows that organizations thrive, or fail to thrive, based on how well the small groups within those organizations work. In most organizations, the work that produces value for customers is carried out by teams, and increasingly, by flexible team-like entities. The pace of change and the fluidity of most work structures means that it’s not really about creating effective teams anymore, but instead about leading effective teaming.”

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