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Business without bosses : how self-managing teams are building high-performing companies

Author: Charles C Manz; Henry P Sims
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1993.
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At first glance, the idea of "business without bosses" seems to contradict many of the bedrock ideas we have about management and leadership. Your first reaction may be "Impossible ... it'll never work!" Or: "Terrific ... I hope my boss is the first to go." What this book is about, however, is not anarchy but one of the most important developments to hit business in recent years: self-managing teams. Self-managing
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Title: Business without bosses : how self-managing teams are building high-performing companies /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: Charles C Manz; Henry P Sims
ISBN: 0471577006; 9780471577003; 0471127256; 9780471127253
Notes: Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-231) and index.
Content: Introduction: Tyrannosaurus Rex: The Boss as Corporate Dinosaur -- Ch. 1. On the Road to Teams: Overcoming the Middle Management Brick Wall -- Ch. 2. The Day-to-Day Team Experience: Roles, Behaviors, and Performance of Mature Self-Managing Teams -- Ch. 3. The Good and the Bad of Teams: A Practical Look at Successes and Challenges -- Ch. 4. The Early Implementation Phase: Getting Teams Started in the Office -- Ch. 5. The Illusion of Self-Management: Using Teams to Disempower -- Ch. 6. Self-Management Without Formal Teams: The Organization as Team -- Ch. 7. Teams and Total Quality Management: An International Application -- Ch. 8. The Strategy Team: Teams at the Top -- Ch. 9. Business Without Bosses Through Teams: What Have We Learned? Where Are We Going? -- Appendix: How to Get What You Want from Your Job.
Description: xvi, 238 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Tyrannosaurus Rex: The Boss as Corporate Dinosaur -- Ch. 1. On the Road to Teams: Overcoming the Middle Management Brick Wall -- Ch. 2. The Day-to-Day Team Experience: Roles, Behaviors, and Performance of Mature Self-Managing Teams -- Ch. 3. The Good and the Bad of Teams: A Practical Look at Successes and Challenges -- Ch. 4. The Early Implementation Phase: Getting Teams Started in the Office -- Ch. 5. The Illusion of Self-Management: Using Teams to Disempower -- Ch. 6. Self-Management Without Formal Teams: The Organization as Team -- Ch. 7. Teams and Total Quality Management: An International Application -- Ch. 8. The Strategy Team: Teams at the Top -- Ch. 9. Business Without Bosses Through Teams: What Have We Learned? Where Are We Going? -- Appendix: How to Get What You Want from Your Job.
Responsibility: Charles C. Manz, Henry P. Sims, Jr.
Year: ©1993.
Publisher: New York : Wiley,
Standard Numbers: LCCN: 93007864
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: HD66; Dewey No.: 658.4/02
OCLC No.: 27934636

Abstract:

At first glance, the idea of "business without bosses" seems to contradict many of the bedrock ideas we have about management and leadership. Your first reaction may be "Impossible ... it'll never work!" Or: "Terrific ... I hope my boss is the first to go." What this book is about, however, is not anarchy but one of the most important developments to hit business in recent years: self-managing teams. Self-managing teams provide the way for companies to increase productivity.

And quality and are an important answer to the competitiveness challenge. And Business Without Bosses provides new insights and information on how to reach these goals:. It's a second-generation book about teams. The first generation told us that self-managing teams were a good idea but provided little information about how to make them work. Business Without Bosses has its focus on implementation and provides an inside view of teams at various stages of development.

Business Without Bosses provides an in-depth perspective. Each of the core chapters is devoted to the self-managing team at one organization. You'll get a realistic look at the opportunities, problems, and challenges of implementing and sustaining a self-managing team system. Examples include both manufacturing and service companies as well as how teams can work in the executive suite. A new leadership perspective shows that the idea of the all-powerful boss has gone the.

Way of the dinosaur. Business Without Bosses points the way to a new form of leadership and shows that leaders, not bosses, enable teams to manage themselves to achieve productivity and quality. More and more self-managing teams are the secret weapon behind high-performing companies. And in Business Without Bosses you'll discover why.
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