Issues with Self-directed Teams
John Beecroft, Student (MBA), Nigeria
By definition, self-directed teams lack the standard management structure which brings rise to some issues such as:
: team members often find it difficult to maintain discipline amongst themselves and this is heightened in self-managed/directed teams.
: sometimes, these teams tend to develop goals that are at tangent to the focus of the organisation.
: lots of people find it difficult to operate effectively for long outside the standard management structures. Ideally, such people should never be part of such teams in the first place.