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Industrial Management & Data Systems

ISSN: 0263-5577

Online from: 1970

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Organizational Design for Self-managed Teams

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Title:Organizational Design for Self-managed Teams
Author(s):Mary S. Thibodeaux, (Associate Professor at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA.), Sandy K. Faden, (Doctoral Candidate, at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA.)
Citation:Mary S. Thibodeaux, Sandy K. Faden, (1994) "Organizational Design for Self-managed Teams", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 94 Iss: 10, pp.20 - 25
Keywords:Employees, Empowerment, Organizational design, Self-managing teams
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/02635579410073495 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Explores the organizational components deemed necessary to the development of heterogeneous self-managed work teams. Explains the interrelationship between organizational structure and strategies. Describes the organic structure, with emphasis on formalization, socialization, training and empowerment/ decentralization, as the cornerstone of the development of these teams. Outlines strategies for effective use of communication, shared values and trust.

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