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Self Managing Teams and Organizational Cultures

Today's organizational cultures require highly functioning self-managed teams. In today's organizational cultures it's important that working teams have the autonomy to identify organizational challenges, are empowered to establish strategies for dealing with those challenges, and then are accountable for the outcomes of their actions. This requires a much higher level of team autonomy and sophistication than existed in earlier times, when work and workers were less sophisticated and high functioning. Since this is so important in today's organizational culture, consider your readings and describe in detail the qualities that are necessary for a team to be highly functioning, self-managed, motivated, and focused on organizational goals. Support your response with citations from a combination of scholarly journal articles, Web site research, and traditional print resources.

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The qualities required for highly functioning self-managed teams range from being empowered to being motivated. There are special qualities required for self-managed teams to be highly functioning, self-managed, motivated, and focused on organizational goals. These qualities include the team be able to self direct its learning. The team must be able to change the nature of work. The team members must have the quality of prioritizing skills. For example, a team that has its responsibility a manufacturing process should give top priority to technical skills. Next the team should have the quality of being goal oriented. For example if a team has been given a production target, the entire team must work in synergy to achieve the target (Fisher . K, 2000). Each team member should have self-discipline. Only then will the team be able to realize synergies and the team will become a highly ...

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This solution explains important qualities that teams must have to be successful. The sources used are also included in the solution.