Journal or Book Title
Journal of Technology Studies
Research Focus Area(s)
Occupational Safety Engineering
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.
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Freeman, Steven A.; Field, Dennis W.; and Dyrenfurth, Michael J., "Enriching the Undergraduate Experience Through a Technology Learning Community" (2001). Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications. 47.