Review of the book Leading self directed work teams: A guide to developing new team leadership skills

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kevin B. Lowe, Professor and Department Head (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The author states that "the rapid infusion of new technologies, new worker expectations, and customer demands of the last few years have not fit well with the restrictive lob boxes, status-laden levels of hierarchy, and narrowly focused functions of traditional organizational thinking." What is needed in this "second industrial revolution" a new organization and a fundamental change in employer values and employer attitudes toward the worker. Far too often, organizations have—under the guise of being results oriented—focused on controlling rather than enabling the worker. The cost of this control is a bureaucracy that slows innovation, de-skills workers, and reduces employee motivation.

Additional Information

Publication
Organizational Dynamics, 22(3): 74-75
Language: English
Date: 1994
Keywords
Leading Self-Directed Work Teams, Book review, Team leadership skills