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Effective Teamwork ebook

Effective Communication book

People Skills book

People Problems book

Managing Conflict DVD

Handling Aggression DVD

Tackling Bullying and Harassment DVD

Dealing with Diffuculties 3-DVD Set 

Developing Teamwork DVD

 

 

Effective Teamwork: How to Develop a Successful Team by Neil Thompson

It is generally taken for granted that teams can achieve more together than individuals can alone, and that is for the most part true. There is certainly much to be gained from effective collaboration, and I will give examples of this below. People working together can bring the best out of each other and produce very impressive results while also creating a very positive and rewarding working environment. Effective teamwork is therefore clearly an important goal to pursue, and this is precisely what this e-book is all about: exploring why teams are important, what can be done to promote effective teamwork and identifying some of the (many) pitfalls that need to be avoided if we are going to establish genuinely effective teams. The world of work tends to be a highly pressurised one these days, with all sorts of potential or actual problems, all sorts of barriers to overcome if we are to fulfil our potential and make the best of the opportunities working life offers us. Teamwork is a key part of getting this right. This e-book has therefore been written to help develop a foundation of understanding that will help you to build and sustain effective teams. Of course, it will not provide you with everything you need, but it should none the less offer a great start in taking things forward in an informed way. It is understandable that many people will assume that this is an e-book specifically for team managers. Of course, team managers (or people with an equivalent title – team leader, for example) will have much to gain from what is offered here, as will any manager with responsibility for groups of staff. However, given that teamwork is primarily about people collaborating with one another, then all members of teams should be able to recognise that they have a responsibility to play their part too in developing and sustaining an effective team. It should therefore not be forgotten that there is much to be learned here for any team member and not just the person who is specifically paid to lead the team.

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Communication and language are crucial parts of our everyday working lives. In this important textbook, Neil Thompson explores the complexities of the theory base and presents them in a clear and easily understandable form. Originally published as Communication and Language, it has now been renamed as Effective Communication: A Guide for the People Professions to emphasise the point that our task is not just to communicate, but to do so as effectively as possible. Building on the strengths of the earlier edition, the theoretical underpinnings have been updated and extended. In addition, three new chapters have been added to help draw out more of the practical implications of a sound knowledge of communication.

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People Skills provides an excellent foundation for learning about self-management skills, interpersonal skills and the problem-solving skills required by a wide variety of managers and professionals.

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The People Solutions Sourcebook deals with the factors that contribute to a range of problems including conflict in the workplace and is an ideal companion volume to People Skills.

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DVD Resources

 

Managing Conflict (Avenue Media Solutions)

This DVD has been prepared to help a wide variety of people to develop their understanding of conflict and therefore be better equipped to deal with the challenges that conflict presents. It is a 30-minute presentation that is divided into three parts. Part One discusses the prevalence and impact of conflict, making the point that conflict is far more common than people generally realise and also potentially very problematic in a variety of ways. Part Two examines four different levels of conflict and explains why it is important to distinguish between them. The final part introduces ‘The RED Approach’ as a basis for managing conflict. This DVD offers a sound foundation for more confident and effective approaches to conflict situations.

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Handling Aggression (Avenue Media Solutions)

This DVD has been prepared to help a wide variety of people to develop their understanding of how best to handle situations that may involve aggressive behaviour. It is a 37 minute presentation that is divided into five parts. Part One discusses the steps that can be taken to prevent aggression. Part Two explores the warning signs that we need to learn how to recognise. In Part Three, the discussion switches to a consideration of how we can defuse situations that involve aggression. In Part Four, the focus is on protecting ourselves. The final part is concerned with dealing with the aftermath, ‘picking up the pieces’, as it were. This DVD offers a sound foundation for more confident and effective approaches to situations that involve actual or potential aggression.

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Tackling Bullying and Harassment (Avenue Media Solutions)

This DVD has been prepared to help a wide variety of people to develop their understanding of the need to tackle bullying and harassment in the workplace. It is a 35 minute presentation that is divided into five parts. Part One defines and explains bullying and harassment Part Two explores the causes underlying the problems involved. Part Three outlines the costs of bullying and harassment. Part Four discusses how we can prevent these unacceptable behaviours from occurring. The final part examines how we can and should respond to bullying and harassment when they do arise. This DVD offers a sound foundation for more confident and effective approaches to situations that involve bullying and harassment.

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Dealing with Difficulties Set (Avenue Media Solutions)

Managing Conflict, Handling Aggression and Tackling Bullying and Harassment at a saving of over 20%

This 3-DVD set is just £945 + VAT

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Developing Teamwork (Avenue Media Solutions)

This DVD has been prepared as an aid to helping organisations to benefit from the distinct advantages of having well-developed teamwork. It provides an overview of a range of key issues relating to the effective functioning of teams in organisations across the public, private, voluntary and educational sectors. Poor or non-existent teamwork can be very destructive, causing problems for all concerned, both within the team and outside it. The time, effort and skills involved in developing effective teamwork are therefore a very worthwhile investment. In this presentation leading author, Dr Neil Thompson, gives an overview of what is needed to develop a highly motivated, supportive team and warns of the pitfalls to be avoided.

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