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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Team Building by Arthur Pell

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Chapter 24[image] The Self-Directed Team

In This Chapter
  • Teams without leaders
  • Setting goals
  • Getting commitment
  • Restructuring jobs
  • Making it work

Changing a work group into a team is much easier when there is a permanent team leader—a person appointed to organize the team, select the members, guide the team in setting up its mission and goals, and motivate associates to achieve them.

More radical, and much more difficult to implement, is the move to self-directed teams—teams with no formal leaders.

In this chapter we’ll explore this newest variation on the team concept.

The Team with No Permanent Leader

At a meeting I conducted I asked what the participants thought ...

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