Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2001

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Technology Studies

Volume

27

Issue

1

First Page

53

Last Page

58

Research Focus Area(s)

Occupational Safety Engineering

Abstract

The word team can mean different things to many people. To some the word team means playing a game together such as baseball, football, or basketball. These types of teams, because the outcome depends on their collective action, truly do function together as a team; team members either win together or lose together. For many the word team means simply working together on a project or special assignment. In education many schools use team teaching to indicate that two or more teachers work together teaching a class or particular subject.

This article offers a definition of what a self-directed team is, how it functions, how it functions in industry, and what team members need to know to work well in teams. The problems of finding highly skilled self-directed team members and how technology subjects can help prepare such people in the future are also addressed.

Comments

This article is from The Journal of Technology Studies, 27, no. 1 (Winter/Spring 2001): 53–58.

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

Copyright Owner

Epsilon Pi Tau

Language

en

Date Available

December 7, 2012

File Format

application/pdf

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