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Self‐managed Work Teams: TQM Technology at the Employee Level

Self‐managed Work Teams: TQM Technology at the Employee Level Provides theoretical background for examining the development of self‐managed work teams as a total quality management (TQM) intervention at the employee level. Briefly summarizes the current knowledge regarding self‐managed work teams within the context of sociotechnical system design. Discusses the origins of the self‐managed work team, design features, conditions for successful implementation, and barriers to effectiveness. Presents one organization′s experience with self‐managed work teams to demonstrate the fundamental nature of the change required in implementing this TQM strategy. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Organizational Change Management Emerald Publishing

Self‐managed Work Teams: TQM Technology at the Employee Level

Journal of Organizational Change Management , Volume 7 (2): 8 – Apr 1, 1994

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1994 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0953-4814
DOI
10.1108/09534819410056122
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Abstract

Provides theoretical background for examining the development of self‐managed work teams as a total quality management (TQM) intervention at the employee level. Briefly summarizes the current knowledge regarding self‐managed work teams within the context of sociotechnical system design. Discusses the origins of the self‐managed work team, design features, conditions for successful implementation, and barriers to effectiveness. Presents one organization′s experience with self‐managed work teams to demonstrate the fundamental nature of the change required in implementing this TQM strategy.

Journal

Journal of Organizational Change ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 1994

Keywords: Employees; Management; Organizational change; Organizational development; Self‐managing teams; Systems design; TQM; Work design

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