Self-Directed Work Teams: A Primer

Overview

Empowerment is essential!

Self-directed work teams create an environment that empowersemployees to contribute to the improvement of products andservices. In the face of this challenge, employees experiencegreater opportunities and greater satisfaction. And they do abetter job!

Successful work teams call for a new kind of leadership and a boldnew attitude about workforce organization. Self-Directed Work ...

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Overview

Empowerment is essential!

Self-directed work teams create an environment that empowersemployees to contribute to the improvement of products andservices. In the face of this challenge, employees experiencegreater opportunities and greater satisfaction. And they do abetter job!

Successful work teams call for a new kind of leadership and a boldnew attitude about workforce organization. Self-Directed Work Teamsshows how this leadership style changes the role of the supervisorand the way that work is managed.

You'll learn to help workers feel like partners in theirorganizations by contributing to the improvement of products andservices.

Use these guiding principles, working models, key strategies, andaction steps to create successful self-directed teams!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780883900574
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/15/1991
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 99
  • Sales rank: 850,117
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

CRESENCIO TORRES, is president of Consultants for Change, Inc. of San Diego, California, and has provided training and organization-development services to many Fortune 500 companies and major universities. Dr. Torres has been involved in training programs related to culturally diverse issues for many years. A professional member of NTL Institute, Dr. Torres has conducted training programs attAnded by participants from around the globe. He is the author of articles on diversity development, human resource development, communication skills, and the Neurolinguistic Programming discipline. JERRY SPIEGEL, is president of Lakeview Educational Association (LEA) of San Diego, California, a not-for-profit organization devoted to individual, group, and organizational change. He consults with a variety of organizations in the areas of organizational effectiveness, team building, leadership development, and management of change. Dr. Spiegel has developed training programs, videos and training manuals. He is part-time faculty member of Chapman College and of National University.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction.

Chapter 1: What Are Self-Directed Work Teams?

Chapter 2: Selecting the Appropriate Work-Team Model.

Chapter 3: How Self-Directed Work Teams Can BenefitOrganizations.

Chapter 4: Implementation of Self-Directed Work Teams.

Appendix 1: Training Outline for Establishing a Work-TeamSystem.

Appendix 2: The Genesis of Work Teams.

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