Europe in 1992 will have a different environment. To remaincompetitive firms will need to have improved their internalorganisation. The relationships between three organisational variablestask design, work flow and people and technicalcomplexity are discussed. The Japanese teamcentred approach to thesethree variables is compared with the traditional, managercentredapproach. Management development professionals are introduced to ateamcentred approach to improvement, i.e. the technology ofimprovement. They are also shown how they can assist their firms inachieving the team approach through the process of cooperativelearning. Cooperative, competitive and individual learning models arecompared and management development professionals responsibilities arepresented.
Journal of Management Development – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 1, 1991