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Creating high-performance organizations by using self- directed work teams: case studies of three Swedish manufacturing companies
2000 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The twentyfirst century implies a complete new environment for companies, since the business world is reshaped by new forces. Traditional conditions are blurring, and the old rules of management no longer make sense. The successful organizations will be the ones that are highly flexible and can shift direction whenever necessary. To accomplish this, traditional, slow and hierarchical organizations must be broken apart to fit the requirements. To remain competitive in the future, managers need to increasingly trust the contributions of all members of the organization, and create a performance environment that optimizes productivity of the work force. Pressure is put on companies to find new ways to use the human resoures in an organization more efficient. One promising way to accomplish this is Self-Directed Work Teams. The aim with this study is to investigate how companies use self- directed work teams to strengthen their performance. A qualitative multiple-case study of three Swedish manufaturing companies, which all use self-directed work teams in the prodution, has been conducted. The companies part of the case studies are Alimak AB, Hydrauto, and Lövånger ELektronik AB, and personal interviews were used for the data colletion.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, Self-directed work teams, organizational development, human, resoure management
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-54183ISRN: LTU-SHU-EX--00/014--SELocal ID: b2865c4e-e295-4220-bd2e-967dce22b724OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-54183DiVA: diva2:1027563
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
International Business and Economic, master's level
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Note
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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