Business Without Bosses: How Self-Managing Teams Are Building High- Performing Companies

Business Without Bosses: How Self-Managing Teams Are Building High- Performing Companies

by Charles C. Manz, Henry P. Sims

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Overview

The Truth About Teams

"If you're considering self-managing teams for your own business, Business Without Bosses should be on your reading list." -Managing Office Technology

"Anyone who wants to become or stay a manager needs to master this book's practical and philosophical lessons." -Allan R. Cohen Vice President, Academic Affairs, Babson College and author, The Portable MBA in Management and Influence without Authority

"The 'real-world' case studies will appeal to executives who need answers, not theory, about self-managed teams." -William Band Vice President, Rath & Strong, Inc., management consultants and the author of Creating Value for Customers and Touchstones

This insider's tour shows you how organizations including Texas Instruments, IDS Financial Services, and W. L. Gore & Associates have discarded the old concept of "boss" and flourished with a new and effective team management style. Charles C. Manz, Ph.D. and Henry P. Sims, Jr., Ph.D., the authors of SuperLeadership, use real-world examples of success and failure to guide you through the intricacies of teamwork in a variety of service and manufacturing settings and in all stages of development.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471127253
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/08/1995
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

CHARLES C. MANZ, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Management at Arizona State University. He is coauthor of SuperLeadership: Leading Others to Lead Themselves and the author of Mastering Self-Leadership: Empowering Yourself for Personal Excellence.

HENRY P. SIMS, Jr. Ph.D., is Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Maryland. He is coauthor of SuperLeadership: Leading Others to Lead Themselves, The New Leadership Paradigm, and The Thinking Organization.

Table of Contents

Tyrannosaurus Rex: The Boss as Corporate Dinosaur.

On the Road to Teams: Overcoming the Middle Management Brick Wall.

The Day-to-Day Team Experience: Roles, Behaviors, and Performance of Mature Self-Managing Teams.

The Good and the Bad of Teams: A Practical Look at Successes and Challenges.

The Early Implementation Phase: Getting Teams Started in the Office.

The Illusion of Self-Management: Using Teams to Disempower.

Self-Management Without Formal Teams: The Organization as Team.

Teams and Total Quality Management: An International Application.

The Strategy Team: Teams at the Top.

Business Without Bosses Through Teams: What Have We Learned?

Where Are We Going?.

Appendix.

Endnotes.

Index.

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