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Korn/Ferry Institute Announces New Team Effectiveness Book

September 1, 2009
- Latest Edition Incorporates New Research, Practitioner Insights and a Focus on Virtual Team Effectiveness -
LOS ANGELES, Sept 01, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- The Korn/Ferry Institute today announced that Lominger, a Korn/Ferry company, has released the FYI For Teams(TM) 2nd Edition book, part of the Team Architect((R)) Suite of products. FYI For Teams(TM) 2nd Edition outlines the key behaviors critical for high-performing teams and includes 200 easy-to-implement development tips for improving team effectiveness. Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY) is a premier global provider of talent management solutions.

This best practices book is a development resource for project teams, management teams, cross-functional teams and virtual work teams. Whether it is a newly formed team or a team that has existed for years, a low-performing team or a top-performing team, the book provides numerous concrete recommendations for improvement.

"Research suggests that in today's dynamic, global economy, it is the team - not the individual - that holds the key to business success," said Dr. Ken De Meuse, associate vice president of research for Korn/Ferry. "As companies merge, restructure, downsize, and reinvent themselves, the new roles tend to be team-oriented. Korn/Ferry's FYI for Teams(TM) 2nd Edition can help talent management professionals assess, coach, and develop good teams into great teams."

FYI for Teams(TM) 2nd Edition includes new and enhanced content such as:

    --  A Work Team Effectiveness chapter that explores the importance of teams,
        introduces the T7 Team Effectiveness model, and offers a comparative
        review of other well-known team effectiveness models
    --  Updated Team Development Remedies that provide suggestions for actions
        that teams can take to enhance effectiveness
    --  A new list of Suggested Readings in each chapter, selected from hundreds
        of research studies, articles, and books--sources that can easily be
        transferred into a team development plan

    --  An added focus on Virtual Teams in each chapter that addresses the
        special conditions required for virtual team effectiveness

FYI for Teams(TM) 2nd Edition is recommended to be used with the Team Architect((R)) Research and Interpretation Guide, the Team Architect((R)) Sort Cards and the eTeam(TM) Online Survey.

For more information or to order a copy of FYI For Teams(TM) 2nd Edition, please visit A sample chapter is also available at

About The Korn/Ferry Institute

The Korn/Ferry Institute was founded to serve as a premier global voice on a range of talent management and leadership issues. The Institute commissions, originates and publishes groundbreaking research utilizing Korn/Ferry's unparalleled expertise in executive recruitment and talent development combined with its preeminent behavioral research library. The Institute is dedicated to improving the state of global human capital for businesses of all sizes around the world.

About Lominger

Founded in 1991 by Robert W. Eichinger, Ph.D. and Michael M. Lombardo, Ed.D., Lominger produces a suite of competency-based leadership development resources for individuals, teams, and organizations. In August 2006, Lominger joined the Korn/Ferry International family of companies.

About Korn/Ferry International

Korn/Ferry International, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, develop, retain and sustain their talent. Visit for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

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