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All Teams are not Created Equal
How Employee Empowerment Really Works


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Teamwork in Organizations

April 1992 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The authors of this book provide a comprehensive diagnosis of the increasing number of problems afflicting the performance of business and other institutions. These problems are defined as `people problems' - springing from the behaviour of those who manage as much as those who do the work. The traditional solutions - coercion, percentage staff reductions across the board, sharing of information, the `quick fix' - are examined and found wanting.

Ketchum and Trist look beyond `people problems' to the organization of work, and concentrate on the mismatch between the characteristics of people and the organizational characteristics of workplaces. From this point they propose their own model of organizational change, backed up by a wealth of case studies from their personal experience, to create the workplace in which on the job behaviour is cooperative and effective at all levels - the team which is created more than equal.

 
PART ONE: INERTIA IN CRISIS
 
Understanding the Problem
 
Designing `Good' Work
The Beginnings  
 
Organizational Paradigm and Paradigm Shift
A Whole New Way of Thinking  
 
PART TWO: CENTER-OUT: A NEW CHANGE MODEL
 
Senior Managers Appreciate
 
The Work of the Second Echelon
 
Moving the Change Effort to the Periphery
 
PART THREE: NEW PLANT STARTUPS
 
Planning for the New Plant
 
Designing the New Plant
 
Making the New Plant Into an Operating Reality
 
PART FOUR: REDESIGNING ESTABLISHED PLANTS
 
Readying the Launch Pad
Getting It Right at the Plant Center  
 
After the Assessment
 
Making the New Values Operational
 
PART FIVE: TRAINING AND EVALUATION
 
New-Paradigm Training in a Paradigm Shift
 
Evaluation as Learning
 
PART SIX: CONCLUSION
 
A Look at the Future

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ISBN: 9780803946521
£71.00