Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 1992


Dundar F. Kocaoglu

Course Title

Project Management in ETM

Course Number

EMGT 545


Autonomous work groups dedicated to specific goals have been used in some applications and in some industries. These are loosely referred to as work groups. This paper explores the use of these teams within diverse industries in an attempt to discover the applications for which these teams are being used, how these teams are staffed, how their successes or failures are measured, and what attributes have been associated with successful and less successful teams. The result of this study was to identify factors associated with successful teams and suggest why these factors contributed to success.


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