50 Activities for Self-directed Teams
Human Resource Development, 1994 - Business & Economics - 231 pages
Implement successful self-managed teams in your organization. Teach team leaders and team members how to resolve conflict, assess their performance, hold meetings, build trust, solve problems, and get results.
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Page 2 - A self-directed work team is a highly trained group of employees, from 6 to 18, on average, fully responsible for turning out a well-defined segment of finished work. The segment could be a final product, like a refrigerator or ball bearing; or a service, like a fully processed insurance claim. It could also...
Page 1 - By our definition, a self-directed work team is an intact group of employees who are responsible for a "whole" work process or segment that delivers a product or service to an internal or external customer. To varying degrees, team members work together to improve their operations, handle day-to-day problems, and plan and control their work.
Page 1 - A team is a group of people with a high degree of interdependence geared toward the achievement of a goal or completion of a task.
Page 2 - It could also a be complete but intermediate product or service, like a finished refrigerator motor, and aircraft fuselage, or the circuit plans for a television set. Because every member of the team shares equal responsibility for this finished segment of work, self-directed teams represent the conceptual opposite of the assembly line, where each worker assumes responsibility for a narrow technical function" (Orsburn, Moran, Musselwhite and Zenger, 1990, p.