Breakthrough Teamwork: Outstanding Results Using Structured Teamwork

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For many managers, teamwork is a concept that in their minds has little to do with making money and staying in business. Breakthrough Teamwork changes that perception by offering readers insights from companies such as Motorola, Monsanto, Westinghouse, and Amoco that have experienced significant breakthroughs in productivity and profitability as a result of the author's unique process called Structured Teamwork/uT/uM. Focusing on successful implementation of teams, Breakthrough Teamwork reveals: A summary of 1200 studies of "what works" in business and industry. A new definition of teamwork that endures as a team develops and improves its structures. A Structured methodology for implementing successful teams. Examples of what the most effective teams in corporate America have accomplished for their organizations using this system.

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Dr. Dennis A. Romig is an organizational psychologist and CEO of Performance Resources, Inc., dba Side by Side, a thirty-three year old organizational consulting firm headquartered in Austin, Texas. With over thirty years experience implementing empowerment and leadership programs for manufacturing and knowledge teams, he has worked with some of the world's largest and most successful companies including Amoco, Texas Instruments, Westinghouse, Monsanto, AMD, Dell Computers, Samsung, and Motorola. Dr. Romig has also worked within government organizations implementing organizational change, providing international leadership and teamwork training that insured successful private sector/government partnerships. In both arenas, he has successfully worked with leaders to assist them in strategic organizational leadership, team leadership and interpersonal leadership. With an extensive research base and years of consulting experience, Dr. Romig has recently published "Side by Side Leadership: Achieving Outstanding Results Together", A New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

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The author, Dr. Dennis Romig, has distilled 20 years' work experience as a businessman, consultant, and applied psychologist into a set of 10 teamwork skills that have been proven to produce results in companies such as Motorola, Advanced Mico Devices, and Amoco. The origin and procedure for each of the skills is backed by hard data studies, which Dr. Romig defines as studies that have been tried in a real business, have generated real business results, and have been compared to a control group. After having read shelves full of popular business books chronicling the latest fads, I really appreciated Dr. Romig's hard data approach. To me, it seems that many of the business practices prescribed in the business books and journals I've read are based upon a single case, studies with college students, or the imagination of an enthusiastic author -- not the most credible business sources. My conclusion: Suggestions in most business books are seldom effective outside the context of the book. I highly recommend "Breakthrough Teamwork." It's one of a handful of books I've read that contains scores of immediately applicable ideas. Though it's not quite as metaphorical as some of the popular business books, it's filled with cogently organized, results-bearing suggestions. --T. Carroll, Texas

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