Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Self Managed Teams vs Traditional Organization

Self Managing Teams

Traditional Organization


management driven

multi-skilled workforce

workforce of isolated specialists

few job descriptions

Many Job Descriptions

Information widely shared

Information limited

Few levels of management

Many levels of Management

Whole-business focus

Function/department focus

Shared goals

Segregated goals

Seemingly chaotic

Seemingly organized

Purpose achievement emphasis

Problem-solving emphasis

High worker commitment

High Management commitment

Continuous improvements

Incremental improvements



Values/principles based

Policy/procedure based

Source: "Leading self-directed work teams" by Kimball Fisher

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1 comment:

  1. Pierre,

    I like the "seemingly chaotic" observation for the self managing team. I've observed this too, and it at first led me to believe that it just wouldn't be efficient enough.

    Bruce Benson