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Case of C&S Wholesale Grocers: Self-Managed Teams

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C&S Wholesale Grocers: Self-Managed Teams

Self-Managed Teams eliminate the layers of management by turning over to teams' responsibility for their work, for monitoring and evaluating their performance, and for adjusting the way they carried out their tasks in order to solve problems and adapt to changing work conditions.

Self-Managed Teams Good Fit

"Rick Cohen, president and CEO of C&S Wholesale Grocers, a 70-year-old warehousing and distribution company, started out over the company's 400,000-square-foot warehouse facility on a gloomy afternoon in October 1988 (C&S Wholesale Grocers: Self-managed Teams, 2003) ." There were experiments done in 1987 by Rick Cohen. The experiment was a success. The five senior employees picked by Cohen were very receptive to the experiment and each enjoyed working as a team. The team productivity showed that it took less time to complete the orders. The quality of the orders had increased. Compensation would have to change for paying a team versus the individual.

When responsible employees are given more responsibility and the control to manage how ...

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