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Self‐Managing Teams, Quality of Work Life, and Productivity: A Field Study

Self‐Managing Teams, Quality of Work Life, and Productivity: A Field Study The impact of participation in a self‐managed teams program on employee quality of work life attitudes, and on productivity and quality was studied among employees in a manufacturing firm located in the mid‐western United States. Employee productivity and quality changes were measured by collecting and analyzing actual organizational data, for a thirty‐six month period. The attitudinal results indicate that self‐managed teams improved participants’ quality of work life. The performance results document a positive and substantial impact of self‐managed teams program on employee productivity, efficiency and quality. However, implementation of self‐managing teams is a complex task that requires time and commitment of resources to reap potential rewards. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Business Emerald Publishing

Self‐Managing Teams, Quality of Work Life, and Productivity: A Field Study

American Journal of Business , Volume 12 (1): 8 – Jan 1, 1997

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1935-5181
DOI
10.1108/19355181199700002
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Abstract

The impact of participation in a self‐managed teams program on employee quality of work life attitudes, and on productivity and quality was studied among employees in a manufacturing firm located in the mid‐western United States. Employee productivity and quality changes were measured by collecting and analyzing actual organizational data, for a thirty‐six month period. The attitudinal results indicate that self‐managed teams improved participants’ quality of work life. The performance results document a positive and substantial impact of self‐managed teams program on employee productivity, efficiency and quality. However, implementation of self‐managing teams is a complex task that requires time and commitment of resources to reap potential rewards.

Journal

American Journal of BusinessEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1997

Keywords: Self‐managed teams; Productivity; Quality of work life; Employee empowerment; Decision making

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