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Definition Self-Directed Team. Description.

A Self-Directed Team is a small group of employees who are empowered to manage themselves and the work they do on a day-to-day basis. The members of such a team are usually responsible for designing/defining, managing and carrying out a whole process, product or service.

Some people make a difference between Self-direction and Self-managing, in which a Self-Managed Team is a group of people working together in their own ways toward a common goal which is defined outside the team, and a Self-Directed Team is a group of people working together in their own ways toward a common goal which the team defines.

Also called: Autonomous Work Group, Self-Directing Teams

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  Self Directed Teams outside of Working Enviroment?
Are Self Directed Teams only referring to a group of WORKING people or could they be applied to any kind of teams?...
  Issues with Self Directed Teams
What are the issues with Self-directed teams? Any typical problems or things to watch out for... Thanks for sharing some ideas....

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Employee Empowerment, Teamwork and Communication

Colorful presentation with speaking notes about 3 tools to improve organizational performance: Teamwork, Communication and Empowerment. The presentati...
Usage (application): Performance Management, Employee Empowerment

Introduction to Working in Teams, Team Work and Related Concepts

Presentation about teamwork, including the following sections:
1. Importance of Teams
1.1. Introduction
1.2. Definitions of Concepts Re...
Usage (application): Team Management, Team Work, Groupthink


Self-directed Teams


Self-directed Teams


Self-directed Teams


Self-directed Teams

Compare with: Bottom-up Approach  |  Hawthorne Effect  |  Flat Organization Structures  |  Span of Control  |  Functional Team  |  Cross-Functional Team

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