In modern organizations, the vast majority of people work in teams, and achieving successful results depends on how well people combine their efforts. This timely book explores the dynamics of teamwork and the basic dimensions by which a team's performance can be measured. Through realistic depictions of seven different team cultures, each with characteristics that readers can recognize in their own organizations, the authors analyze typical approaches and illustrate what works, what doesn't, and how to build a team that is strong and positive. The seventh illustration provides a concrete example of an excellent team which serves as a model towards thinking about the real issues of effective teamwork. Each illustration comes with a series of diagnostic scales to evaluate how closely the readers' team matches the example. Blake and Mouton are the authors of The Managerial Grid, which has sold more than a million copies and has been used by hundreds of managers to help analyze their managerial style.