Publisher: iUniverse, 2001, 226 pages
The purpose of this book is to provide an introduction to Group and Team Communication. Emphasis is placed om giving readers guidelines for becoming successful communicators in groups and teams. Specific emphasis is placed on these topics as they relate to group and team communication: basic information, verbal and nonverbal communication, listening, conflict, problem solving, presentations, leadership, computer-mediated discussions, and performance evaluations.
I was a bit reluctant when I approached this book, as the title seemed to indicate a re-hash of Tuckman, but I was pleasantly surprised by a very good overview of Group and Team theories and practices, written in clear text. This book will in no way make you an expert (or even an informed layman) in the Group theories, but it will introduce you to them, and their frameworks, as well as giving you tips on where to go next. I rather enjoyed it, but a Table of Contents would have been appreciated, as well as consistency in the headings.
All in all, a good book to read, even if you think you know the subject well enough already.