Lesson28UnderstandingWorkTeams

Lesson28UnderstandingWorkTeams - Lesson-28 UNDERSTANDING...

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Lesson:-28 UNDERSTANDING WORK TEAMS Coaches of athletic teams have long understood the importance of building team work . However that hasn’t necessarily been true for business firms . One of the reasons , of course is that business organizations have traditionally been organized around individuals. that’s no longer true. Teams have increasingly become the primary means for organizing work in contemporary business firms WHY HAVE TEAMS BECOME SO POPULAR! Twenty-five years ago, when companies like W. L. Gore, Volvo, and General Foods introduced teams into their production processes, it made news because no one else was doing it. Today, it's just the opposite. It's the organization that doesn't use teams that has become newsworthy. Currently, 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies have half or more of their employees on teams. And 68 percent of small U.S. manufacturers are using teams in their production areas.2 How do we explain the current popularity of teams? The evidence suggests that teams typically outperform individuals when the tasks being done require multiple skills,
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