- xi, 292 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- 1. The Concept and Process of Strategic Management -- 2. Getting the Organization Ready -- 3. Getting the Teams Ready -- 4. Team Development -- 5. Team Culture -- 6. Teams and the Competitive Edge -- 7. Reengineering through Teams -- 8. Self-managed Production Teams -- 9. Benchmarking: Using Teams to Compare -- 10. Concurrent Engineering Teams -- 11. Sundry Teams -- 12. The New Managers -- 13. The Negative Side of Teams -- 14. Team Results.Includes bibliographical references and index.It's no secret that alternative teams are increasingly recognized as a highly effective means to improve quality and operational efficiency, decentralize authority, and motivate workers at every level of an organization. Less well understood, and rarely touched upon in the literature, is the fact that cross-functional teams are highly versatile strategic resources and key elements in the design and execution of strategic management initiatives. In this book, noted author, scholar, and authority on team management, David Cleland, demonstrates that alternative, cross-functional teams are both critical to the management of change within an organization and building blocks in the design and execution of product/service and process strategy. He explores specific aspects of strategic team management and provides clear, concise recommendations on the design and implementation of team-based strategy.Strategic Management of Teams is must reading for managers in industry, government service, or any large organization that must adapt continually to technological, economic, and social change. It is also an indispensable resource for students in industrial engineering, technology management, and business administration who wish to enter the job market armed with the very latest in management skills.