50 Activities for Self-directed Teams

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Human Resource Development, 1994 - Business & Economics - 231 pages
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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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Contents

Shop Til You
113
SelfDirected Team Culture Survey
115
Go With the Flow
121
The Power of an Agenda
125
Quotable Quotes
133
Workplace Trust
137
Charting a SelfDirected Teams Path
139
No Team Is an Island
143

SelfDirected Team SDT Stages
23
Roadblocks
27
Third Wave
31
Getting Ready for SelfDirection
37
Surfacing a Team Identity
41
The Reality of SelfDirection
45
Responsibility Charting
49
Building and Maintaining the Team
57
Valuing Diversity
59
Dip Your Toe in the Water
61
Self Test for SelfDirection
65
Ready Set Go?
69
A Must for SelfDirected Teams
73
Climate Headline
75
Building a Culture of SelfDirection in the Workplace
83
A Personal Action Planner for Building SelfDirected Teams
85
SelfDirected Structures
89
Resolving Differences
97
Hot Buttons
103
SelfDirected Values Exercise
105
Similarities and Differences
107
Building Trust Among SelfDirected Team Players
111
Ivory Pure Quality
147
Team Values
153
Process Analysis
157
Guiding Past and Future Team Practices
161
Meetings and SelfDirected Norms
165
Meeting Monsters
171
A Culture Report
179
How Do I Feel About All This? Assessing my Readiness for SelfDirection
189
The Wish List
193
Clarifying Team Values
195
Special Issues
199
The SelfDirected Team Coach
201
Leadership Characteristics
205
Supervisory Scenarios
209
What Would You Do If ?
213
You Know Youre Stagnating When
217
Animal Grid
221
Assessing Your Team Leader Effectiveness
223
Just for Fun
227
About the Authors
229
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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.
Page 17 - The business has an operation that includes a wide range of employee tasks, with some complex enough that improved skills and commitment can lead to improved productivity.

About the author (1994)

Glenn M. Parker is a consultant and trainer who has helped create high-performance teams at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Phillips-Van Heusen, Telcordia Technologies, BOC Gases, and the U.S. Coast Guard. He is the author of numerous best-selling books and manuals on teams, including: Team Players and Teamwork (Jossey-Bass, 1990), Cross-Functional Teams: Working with Allies, Enemies and Other Strangers (Jossey-Bass, 1994), Cross-Functional Teams Toolkit (Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, 1997), and Team Depot: A Warehouse of 585 Tools to Reassess, Rejuvenate, and Rehabilitate Your Team (Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, 2002). He also coauthored Rewarding Teams: Lessons from the Trenches (Jossey-Bass, 2000) with Jerry McAdams and David Zielinski, and 50 Activities for Team Building (HRD Press, 1991).

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