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Empowered Teams : Creating Self-Directed Work Groups That Improve Quality, Productivity, and Participation - Richard S. Wellins

Empowered Teams

Creating Self-Directed Work Groups That Improve Quality, Productivity, and Participation


Published: 6th August 1993
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Organizations of all kinds are recognizing the value of empowering employees through teams, and this book provides the frank answers to questions about how they work, what makes them effective, when they are useful, how to get them going, and how to maintain their vigor and productivity over the long haul. Drawing on a survey of over 500 organizations and an in-depth study of 28 companies, the authors provide a blueprint for successful self-directed teams, offering advice on overcoming the organization's initial resistance to change, selecting team leaders and team players, defining roles, and training the team.

"Combines the concepts of work teams and empowerment."

"The most complete treatment I've seen on the subject.... If you'remaking the move to self-directed work teams, this is the book toread!" (Chuck Day, editor-in-chief, Industry Week)

Prologue: A Workplace Revolution: The Coming of Empowered Teams.


Empowering Teams: Reaping the Benefits of Greater Employee Participation.

Moving Toward Empowered Teams: Rethinking Leadership Responsibilities.

Confronting New Organizational Questions: How Teams Function in a Redesigned Organization.

A Day in the Life of a Self-Directed Team: A Case Study.


Implementing a New Vision: The Role of Senior Management.

Planning the Successful Launch of Self-Directed Teams: The Design Process and Principles.

The New Look of Leadership: What's Left for a Leader to Do?

Selecting Team Players: Choosing the Right People for Teamwork.

Training the New Team: Planning and Supporting Critical Skill Development.


Stage One: Getting Started.

Stage Two: Going in Circles.

Stage Three: Getting on Course.

Stage Four: Full Speed Ahead.

Epilogue: What's Next for Self-Directed Teams?

ISBN: 9781555425548
ISBN-10: 1555425542
Series: Jossey-Bass Management
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 6th August 1993
Publisher: JOSSEY BASS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 15.29  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition