Environmental pressures, including deeper accountability and uncertain public funding, enhance interest in the use of self-directed work teams. These pressures and rapid change make solo work in organizations "heroic suicide." This article examines the rationale for self-directed work teams, characteristics of effective work teams, and successful work team leadership.
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Franz, N. K. (2004). Self-Directed Work Teams: The Antidote for "Heroic Suicide". The Journal of Extension, 42(2), Article 26. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol42/iss2/26