ASQ - Team and Workplace Excellence Forum

Online Edition - January 2001


Surviving in The New Economy: From virtual workplaces to technology overload, this special feature takes an in-depth look at the changing demands of our workplaces and world.

  In This Issue...

Celebrating the Power of People
Tricks of the Trade—Unique Tranining Ideas
Views For A Change
Pageturners: Flawless Consulting Fieldbook

 One From Column B —
I Will Survive

 Peter Block explains why the new economy is just an economy, and why our relationships and our senses promise survival .

  Surviving In The New   Economy:

Working In A Virtual World
Defining The New Economy
Penny Sanchez- Burruss and Barry Johson, Ph.D

The 24/7 Work Invasion
Info, Info, Everywhere!
Brief Cases
Tips: It's About Time and Finding Time


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Views For A Change

Consultant Q&A


Our company is still in the infancy stages of a team-based organization. We do have teams in some of our plants that have moved from "forming" and "storming" to "norming" and borderline "performing." Also, many of our teams exist in a union environment.
  We are struggling with the concept of natural work teams. We started out as process improvement teams made up of people from various areas of the plant. I'm looking for advice in terms of transitioning from PIT's to natural work teams to self-directed teams. What successes have you seen? How do you overcome certain obstacles? Are there issues with employees about "what's in it for me?"

Greg Mallory
Manager of Team Leadership and Development
Kroger Manufacturing
Columbus, Ohio

David Farrell Responds

John Runyan Responds

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