Chapter 6. From Self-Managed Work Teams to Self-Motivated Project Teams


It is easy to get good players, it is harder to get them to play as a team.

 --Casey Stengal

As traditional management philosophies prove too slow and too unresponsive to meet global competition, organizations are striving to be more flexible and adaptive. Progressive organizations are questioning not only organizational structures, but the basic paradigm of hierarchical work systems. To meet the challenges of accelerating change, projects are an effective management mode.

The trend to “empower” the workforce has led to increased quality and performance. At the same time, workers have experienced more job satisfaction. In such a work environment, team members not only become ...

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