Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Journal or Book Title
Journal of Technology Studies
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.