People in Charge: Creating Self Managing Workplaces

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Hawthorn Press, 1999 - Business & Economics - 266 pages
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A step-by-step guide for self-managing workplaces. It uses a powerful and practical concept called "Participative Design" with which you create a workplace with greater energy, quality, and pride one that puts people in charge of their own work and is more productive.

Participative Design starts with the foundations for good work. Analyze your workplace by asking, Is there room for decisions? For learning? For mutual support and respect, meaningfulness, and a desirable future? You will discover how to take stock of the present structure and workflow and then redesign them to be self-managing. Each team agrees on goals, resources, ground rules, training needs, coordination, and career paths, and then looks at the results.

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Robert Rehm is an educator and practitioner in the areas of workplace design and participative planning for communities and organizations. He has been involved in organizational development, socio-technical systems, and fast-cycle workplace design. Bob consults with organizations and communities that are seeking greater effectiveness through participative structures, values, and processes.

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