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"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 WeekEmpowered Teams 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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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).

About the Author

RICHARD S. WELLINS is senior vice president of programs and marketing for Development Dimensions International (DDI). WILLIAM C. BYHAM, author of the best-selling ZAPP! The Lightning of Empowerment, is president and co-founder of DDI. JEANNE M. WILSON leads DDI's Employee Development Group.

Table of Contents

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

HOW TEAMS WORK.

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.

PREPARING FOR TEAMS.

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.

BUILDING STRONG TEAMS.

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?

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555425548
Subtitle:
Creating Self-Directed Work Groups That Improve Quality, Productivity, and Participation
With:
Wilson, Jeanne M.
With:
Wilson, Jeanne M.
Author:
Wellins
Author:
Wellins, Richard S.
Author:
rd S.
Author:
Wellins, Richa
Author:
Wilson, Jeanne M.
With:
Byham, William C.
Author:
Byham, William C.
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Management - Teams
Subject:
Work groups
Subject:
Business Writing
Subject:
organizational development
Subject:
Organizational Dev
Subject:
elopment
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19930806
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
230 x 155 mm 15.04 oz

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