Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2017


Charles Weber

Course Title

Team Building and Communication

Course Number

ETM 522/622


Management -- Employee participation, Teams in the workplace -- Evaluation, Communication in organizations


Over the past few decades, organizations have developed workplace teams that are multi-faceted, diverse and classified or divided by objective. These teams are essentially turning out to be instrumental in innovation and change in organizations. One such work team that has evoked interest in the recent past is the self-managed team. The design, structure and performance of self-managed teams varies from the other teams significantly. Nevertheless, these teams like the other workplace teams share common benefits such as increased knowledge and skills, synergy and commitment. The main difference lies in the way these teams work. The objective of this research paper is to study the way the self-managed teams are formed and assess their performance and finally derive the implications in implementing them in today’s modern organizations.

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