Leading Global Teams: Translating Multidisciplinary Science to Practice

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Jessica L. Wildman, Richard L. Griffith
Springer, Nov 10, 2014 - Psychology - 344 pages

This breakthrough volume details the psychological and interpersonal skills needed to meet the practical challenges of building, developing, adapting, training, and managing multicultural global teams. Its self-regulation approach offers cognitive keys to understanding and embracing difference and its associated complexities for successful global collaborations and lasting results. From this foundation, the book moves on to the various roles of leadership in facilitating team process, from establishing trust to defusing conflicts, reducing biases, and using feedback effectively. This synthesis of research and practice effectively blends real-world experience and the science of global team leadership to address the complex issues facing modern organizations.

Core skills covered by the book:

  • Structuring successful global virtual teams.
  • Developing cross-cultural competencies through global teams.
  • Managing active faultlines and conflicts in global teams.
  • Coaching global teams and global team leaders.
  • Utilizing feedback effectively across cultures.
  • Meeting the global need for leaders through Guided Mindfulness.

Leading Global Teams is mind-opening reading for students, scholars, and practitioners in industrial and organizational psychology, organizational behavior, work psychology, and applied psychology programs looking for the most current research and best practices regarding its timely subject.

 

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Contents

Leading Global Teams Means Dealing with Different
1
Foundations of Global Teams
11
Adapting Global Teams
88
Leading Global Teams
193
A Look Ahead
323
Index
343
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Dr. Jessica L. Wildman is an Assistant Professor in the Industrial Organizational Psychology program and the Research Director of the Institute for Cross Cultural Management at the Florida Institute of Technology. She earned her PhD in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Central Florida in 2011 under the direction of Dr. Eduardo Salas. Since 2007, she has co-authored eleven book chapters and ten refereed journal articles and has personally presented over twenty times at professional conferences on topics including cultural competence, trust development and repair, global virtual teams, team cognition, and team effectiveness. Dr. Wildman has experience designing and managing international research as a part of a federally funded multidisciplinary university research initiative (MURI) and developing training for the calibration of trust in military swift starting action teams for a small business innovative research (SBIR) project. She was awarded the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) doctoral scholarship in 2010 and the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup) best conference poster award in 2009 for her work on measuring trust and distrust as separate attitudes. Dr. Wildman and Dr. Griffith are currently co-editing a book entitled “Leading Global Teams: Translating the Multidisciplinary Science to Practice.” Her current research interests include interpersonal trust dynamics across cultures, multicultural work performance, and global virtual team processes and performance.

Dr. Richard L. Griffith is a Professor in the Industrial Organizational Psychology program and the Executive Director of The Institute for Cross Cultural Management at the Florida Institute of Technology. He is the author of over 75 publications and presentations in the area of personnel selection and is the editor and author of several books, chapters, and journals on the topic. He has conducted funded research for the Department of Defense examining the measurement and training of cross-cultural competence and the development of region specific cultural databases. Dr. Griffith provides coaching in global leadership and executive presentations, specializing in presentations conducted abroad. He is the Associate Editor of the European Journal of Psychological Assessment and the co-editor of "The Age of Internationalization" and "Leading Global Teams: Translating the Multidisciplinary Science to Practice". His work has been featured in Time magazine and The Wall Street Journal.

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