Finally! A book on teams that doesn’t oversimplify or gloss over the very real challenges of teamwork in the modern workplace. Tannenbaum and Salas have given us an invaluable resource – one that is comprehensive, exceedingly well researched, detailed, rigorously cited, and somehow manages to be useful at the same time. Teams that Work is a tour de force.

Amy C. Edmondson, PhD, Professor, Harvard Business School; Author, The Fearless Organization (Wiley, 2019)


A thoughtful and practical framework for building a highly effective team, based on research not myths.

John McCallion, Chief Financial Officer, MetLife Inc.

Leadership matters. And effectively building and leading teams of leaders matters even more no matter what size the organization. “Teams that Work” offers research based and real world evidence of the science and art involved in building and more importantly sustaining highly effective teams. Leaders at every level in an organization can benefit from the clear concise presentation of what it takes to be both an effective leader as well as an effective team member.

Thomas M. Priselac, President/CEO, Cedars-Sinai Health System

Too many teams are less than the sum of their parts. Scott Tannenbaum and Eduardo Salas are here to change that. Their book makes the science of team effectiveness accessible and actionable.

Adam Grant, New York Times best-selling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKE, and host of the TED podcast WorkLife

Packed full of tips and real-life examples, and supported throughout by the latest scientific evidence, this book deserves a permanent spot in the library of team scholars, team managers, as well as individual practitioners.

Dr Andreas Xyrichis, King’s College London