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.
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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?.