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Groups and Leadership Groups in Work Organizations Self-Managed Teams
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Defining Types of Groups at Work Group - two or more people interacting interdependently to achieve a common goal Formal work group (e.g. committees/task force) Informal work group (e.g. employees who bowl together) Work team - formal work group that works together intensely to achieve a common goal (e.g. cross functional team) Self-managed team (SMT) – formal work team that performs challenging work under reduced supervision
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Teams in Work Organizations Corporate America’s use of work teams is increasing : 50% of Fortune 1000 Companies use work teams 80% of companies with 100 or more employees
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Unformatted text preview: use work teams (Gary Johns & Alan Saks, 2005) Whirlpool, Microsoft, GlaxoSmithKline, Nokia, Toyota, AT&T, GM’s Saturn plant, Disney, Rubbermaid, Xerox, Federal Express, General Electric Self-Managed Teams • Self-managed team – formal work group that performs challenging work under reduced supervision • Features of self-managed teams: operate without direct supervision set own production goals decide which members will do each job; when to “call it a day” track their own profit and quality decide who to hire, how team members will be rewarded, and sometimes fire and discipline team members...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course MGMT 4420 taught by Professor Renn during the Spring '08 term at U. Memphis.

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