Self Managed Work Team

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3.1 Group structure
Groups consists mainly of more than two individuals who have come together to achieve a common goal. However, there are some differences between groups and teams. Work team is a group whose individual effort result in performance that is greater than the sum of the individual inputs. Whereas, work group is a groupthat interacts primarily to share information and to make decision to help each group member perform within his or her area of responsibility.
• Work Team
To better compete, organizations are using teams. Teams offer a better way to use employee talents and more flexible and responsive to changing event. For example, in the movie Ratatouille, the work team form between Linguini and the other chef in Gusteau’s restaurant.
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He depends on Remy’s talent to gain faint.
Skills Complementary Lalo, Larousse, Pompidou, Horst, Colette, Linguini were the ‘ station chef’ and they work as team to serve the best food to the customer.

3.2 Type of Team
• Self- managed work teams
Self-managed work team is a group of 10 to 15 people who perform highly related or interdependent jobs and take on many of the responsibilities of supervisors. Team member in self-managed work share the same perspectives. They had authority and empowerment to make operating decisions, like planning, scheduling, taking action on problem and etc.

The characteristic of self-managed work team:
a) Self-managing teams share and rotate both skilled tasks and supportive or managerial tasks.
b) Self-managed team hold both responsible for their outcomes and in control of their decision-making process. Therefore, the members of the self-managing team tend to keep costs down and maintain high productivity without outside management. The example below are the work team of chef in the kitchen of
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Below are the success factor for cross functional team,
• Team members must be open-minded and highly motivated.
• A strong team leader with a position of authority is needed to keep member clear vision and on the right path.
• Adequate communications must exist between members.
Different between Self-Managed Team and Cross-Functional Team
a) Team member
Self-managed team selects its own members which have the similar thinking and share the same background, while cross functional team are selected according to the goal at hand.
b) Leadership role
Self-managed teams operate without managers and are responsible for determining work assignments, organizing breaks and collectively controlling the overall pace of work. However, leader in a cross-functional team is more like a coach. Leader in cross-functional team require hands-on management techniques.
c) Levels of conflict
Level of conflict in self-managed team will be lower than cross-functional team. This is because, the member in self-team share the same perspectives, while the cross-functional team come from different backgrounds and different perspectives when issue
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