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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

Paperback Published: 6th August 1993
ISBN: 9781555425548
Number Of Pages: 304

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Provides the frank answers to questions about how teams 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. Draws on a survey of over five hundred organizations and an in-depth study of twenty-eight companies (conducted jointly by Industry Week and the Association for Quality and Participation).

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"Combines the concepts of work teams and empowerment."

"The most complete treatment I've seen on the subject.... If you're making the move to self-directed work teams, this is the book to read!" (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): 23.0 x 15.5  x 1.92
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition