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?"
Manager of Team Leadership and Development