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Author Ketchum, Lyman D.

Title All teams are not created equal : how employee empowerment really works / Lyman D. Ketchum, Eric Trist
Published Newbury Park : Sage Publications, [1992]


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 MELB  658.4 Ket/Ata  AVAILABLE
Description 318 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Part One: Inertia In Crisis -- Understanding the Problem -- Designing ̀Good' Work -- The Beginnings -- Organizational Paradigm and Paradigm Shift -- A Whole New Way of Thinking -- Part Two: Center-Out: A New Change Model -- Senior Managers Appreciate -- The Work of the Second Echelon -- Moving the Change Effort to the Periphery -- Part Three: New Plant Startups -- Planning for the New Plant -- Designing the New Plant -- Making the New Plant Into an Operating Reality -- Part Four: Redesigning Established Plants -- Readying the Launch Pad -- Getting It Right at the Plant Center -- After the Assessment -- Making the New Values Operational -- Part Five: Training And Evaluation -- New-Paradigm Training in a Paradigm Shift -- Evaluation as Learning -- Part Six: Conclusion -- A Look at the Future
Summary "Absenteeism, lack of commitment, lack of initiative, use of drugs and alcohol leading to decreased productivity, poor quality of products and services, and compromised safety of workers and the public; these problems are serious and particularly dangerous to organizations operating in the unforgiving world of high technology, dangerous substances, and environmental risks. How can managers improve productivity and work performance against these odds?" "Lyman Ketchum, known worldwide for his innovative work design of the General Foods plant in Topeka, Kansas, and Eric Trist, founder member and later chairman of the renowned Tavistock Institute, bring their experience and insight to bear on this issue as they examine organizational change and ways that managers can improve productivity and work performance. The authors diagnose the current problems facing business, then go on to identify the aspects of "good work": team structuring, employee empowerment, open communications, and active innovation. Ketchum and Trist then propose their "center out" model for organizational change, and conclude with a wealth of case studies from their own experiences."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Organisations Teams Management
Organisations Teams Management
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-305) and index
Subject Industrial organization.
Job enrichment.
Organizational effectiveness.
Quality of work life.
Teams in the workplace.
Author Trist, E. L.
LC no. 91045355
ISBN 080394652X (cloth)