Self directed teams - Self-Directed and Self-Managed Teams...

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Self-Directed and Self-Managed Teams by Mark M. Chatfield, P.E. Vice President for Engineering Leadership Interaction Research Institute, Inc. 4428 Rockcrest Drive Fairfax, VA 22032 Much of the confusion about teams in the workplace has to do with loose definitions of terms. Let’s start off on the right foot by specifying what a few key words and phrases mean. Work Group - A group of people working together - (Example - the mechanics in a Sears Auto Center) Team - A group of people working together toward a common goal - (Example - The Denver Broncos) Self-Managed Team - A group of people working together in their own ways toward a common goal which is defined outside the team - (Example - James River Corporation’s Kendallville Plant ALPHA team. They manufacture cardboard boxes as defined by executive leadership. Team does their own work scheduling, training, rewards and recognition, etc.) Self-Directed Team - A group of people working together in their own ways toward a common goal which the team defines -
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course COMMUNICAT 278 taught by Professor Casper during the Spring '11 term at Boise State.

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