Selected References on Team Building & Team Development
The following books and articles have especially informed our organizational development practice with respect to team builidng and high-performance team development. We hope you find a few titles here that are of benefit to you.
Bennis, W. & Biederman, P.W. (1977). Organizing genius: The secrets of creative collaboration. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.
Boss, R. W. (1983). Team building and the problem of regression: The personal management interview as an intervention. Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences, 19, 67-83.
Fisher, K. & Fisher, M. D. (1998). The distributed mind: Achieving high performance through the collective intelligence of knowledge work teams. New York: AMACOM.
Francis, D. & Young, D. (1992). Improving work groups: A practical manual for team building. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Hackman, J.R. (2002). Leading teams: Setting the stage for great performances. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.
Hartzler, M. & Henry, J. E. (1994). Team fitness: A how-to manual for building a winning work team. Milwaukee, WI: ASQ Quality Press.
Katzenbach, J. R. & Smith, D. K. (1999). The wisdom of teams. New York: HarperBusiness.
Osborn, A. F. (1963). Applied imagination (3rd ed.). New York: Scribner’s.
Parker, G. (2007). Team workout: A trainer's sourcebook of 50 team-building games and activities. New York: AMACOM.
Parker, G. M. & Kropp, R. P. (1992). 50 activities for self-directed team building, Vol. 1. Amherst, MA: HRD Press.
Parker, G. M. (1998). 25 instruments for team building. Amherst, MA: HRD Press.
Priest, S. & Rohnke, K,. E. (1999). 101 of the best corporate team building activities we know. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.
Scholtes, P. R., Joiner, B. L., & Streibel, B. J. (2003). The team handbook (3rd ed.). Salem, NH: GOAL/QPC.
Sinclair, A. (1992). The tyranny of a team ideology. Organizational Studies. 13(4), 611-626.
Torrance, E. P. (1962). Guiding creative talent. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.