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Designing and Leading Team-Based Organizations: A Workbook for Organizational Self-Design



Designing and Leading Team-Based Organizations: A Workbook for Organizational Self-Design

Susan Albers Mohrman

ISBN: 978-0-787-90864-5 March 1997 Jossey-Bass 126 Pages


From the authors of Designing Team-Based Organizations, hands-on guidance for establishing or refining teams in organizations where they carry out the core work process.Though teams are fast becoming the basic foundation of businesses and other organizations, surprisingly few resources are available to help managers, leaders, and design teams organize an entire business or business unit around teams. In response to requests from their consulting clients, including Texas Instruments and Honeywell, the Mohrmans developed these step-by-step materials.Their workbook is a practical guide that combines basic concepts with dozens of valuable worksheets that team organizers can use to create a viable design plan. Attractively designed with clear graphics, sidebars, to-do lists, and diagnostic aids, the workbook details planning, design, goals, decision-making, communications, leadership roles, performance management, and more. The facilitator's guide outlines how to use the workbook with groups so that unit managers, project managers, design professionals, and human resource staffs can work efficiently with their management teams to design or redesign their groups around teams.
How to Use This Design Workbook.

The Authors.

Getting Started.

Designing Team Structures.

Designing Management and Leadership Roles.

Setting Direction Across the Organization.

Building a Framework for Decision Making.

Creating a Framework for Communication.

Managing and Improving Performance.

Establishing the Team Charter.

Leading a Team-Based Organization.