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Managing teams

A collection of books, articles and guides to help managers get the best from their teams – whether they're experienced leaders or first-time managers.

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Featured eBook

Managing virtual teams
DuFrene, Debbie D.; Lehman, Carol M. (Business Expert Press, 2011)

While virtual teams offer various advantages to organizations and individuals in flexibility and the ability to overcome geographic distance, they face unique challenges. Team participants should be selected carefully for various personal characteristics that help assure success and trained in how to be effective virtual team members.

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Featured article

Brainpower

Explores the different ways in which people think and how understanding these differences can enhance team performance in the workplace.

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eBooks

The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.

Successful cross-cultural management: A guide for international managers
Haghirian, Parissa (Business Expert Press, 2012)
This book outlines the particulars of cross-cultural management and is a guidebook for international managers. The book not only discusses the general aspects of how cultures can differ, it explains the effects these differences can have on business processes and business success.

Effective people management
Wellington, Pat (London: Kogan Page, 2011)
This book is aimed at the busy line manger who requires quick access to information and proven experience. It will help anyone who wants to understand what it takes to get the best out of yourself and your team and how to keep others involved, committed and energised. The topics covered include leadership qualities that inspire people, the role of the manager, different aspects of day-to-day people management, managing performance, recruitment and redundancy issues and keeping an eye on your own career development.

Managing virtual teams
DuFrene, Debbie D.; Lehman, Carol M. (Business Expert Press, 2011)
While virtual teams offer various advantages to organizations and individuals in flexibility and the ability to overcome geographic distance, they face unique challenges. Virtual teams are often made up of members of various cultures with diverse communication styles. Team participants should be selected carefully for various personal characteristics that help assure success and trained in how to be effective virtual team members.

The first time manager: First steps to a brilliant management career
Morris, Michael (Kogan Page, 2005)
This book is an introduction to fundamental management topics and necessary skills such as effective communication, motivation, delegation, leadership, financial principles, human resource concerns, marketing, public relations, organisational structure and self-development within the role.

The Concise Adair on teambuilding and motivation
Adair, John; Thomas, Neil (Thorogood, 2004)
A guide to team building for managers and leaders.

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Briefings

Directors' Briefings and Start-Up Briefings are four-page guides written for the busy practitioner, director and entrepreneur providing concise, practical advice on core business issues.

Disclaimer: These publications from Atom Content Marketing are for general guidance only, for businesses in the United Kingdom governed by the laws of England. Atom Content Marketing, expert contributors and ICAEW (as distributor) disclaim all liability for any errors or omissions.

Online articles

The library provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. Access to articles is provided to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Managing your boss in the 21st century

Tips for assessing the working relationship with your boss and developing a plan to make that relationship better, stronger and more productive

The leader creates the culture

What kind of culture do you want to build? Master these leadership skills and the rest will fall into place.

The 5 biggest teamwork ills: prescriptions to help you avoid them

Discusses the different problems that affect teamwork in any group of individuals and how to avoid them.

Seven steps to turn an underperforming team around

If a team is underperforming it’s very rare that the reason is anything other than poor leadership, says author Mark Wager. He provides a useful blueprint for turning your team around.

Team building in the cafeteria

Research shows that eating together regularly enhances a team's performance.

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Small Business Update

Small Business Update is a monthly magazine for SMEs with articles covering the latest regulatory developments, practical advice and hot topics.

Lessons in teambuilding

05-07-2010

What does the World Cup have in common with running a business? It's not a joke - in fact, the answer is more than you would immediately think. Find out what teambuilding lessons small firms can learn from football.

Training staff for line management

14-04-2010

More than half of managers in small firms have no formal HR training, according to business consultancy Croner. While it is not a legal obligation to provide formal training for line managers, it is important they develop certain skills so they can get the most from their employees. Kate Horstead finds out how to train line managers.

Useful links

What kind of thinker are you?
Article by Mark Bonchek and Elisa Steele on thinking styles and why they are an important tool for improving collaboration and team working. Published on the Harvard Business Review web site on November 23 2015.

Advisory booklet: How to manage performance
Guidance from Acas on planning, improving and reviewing employee performance. A version aimed at SMEs, Managing performance for small firms, is also available.

CIPD Management development factsheet
Topics covered in this Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) factsheet include identifying management development needs, management development techniques and evaluating management programmes.

Top tips for better management
Practical advice and resources from Acas to help employers get the best from their staff and meet their responsibilities to employees.

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