"If you′re considering self–managing teams for your own business, Business Without Bosses should be on your reading list."
—Managing Office Technology
"Anyone who wants to become or stay a manager needs to master this book′s practical and philosophical lessons."
—Allan R. Cohen Vice President, Academic Affairs, Babson College and author, The Portable MBA in Management and Influence without Authority
"The ′real–world′ case studies will appeal to executives who need answers, not theory, about self–managed teams."
—William Band Vice President, Rath & Strong, Inc., management consultants and the author of Creating Value for Customers and Touchstones
This insider′s tour shows you how organizations including Texas Instruments, IDS Financial Services, and W. L. Gore & Associates have discarded the old concept of "boss" and flourished with a new and effective team management style. Charles C. Manz, Ph.D. and Henry P. Sims, Jr., Ph.D., the authors of SuperLeadership, use real–world examples of success and failure to guide you through the intricacies of teamwork in a variety of service and manufacturing settings and in all stages of development.
On the Road to Teams: Overcoming the Middle Management Brick Wall.
The Day–to–Day Team Experience: Roles, Behaviors, and Performance of Mature Self–Managing Teams.
The Good and the Bad of Teams: A Practical Look at Successes and Challenges.
The Early Implementation Phase: Getting Teams Started in the Office.
The Illusion of Self–Management: Using Teams to Disempower.
Self–Management Without Formal Teams: The Organization as Team.
Teams and Total Quality Management: An International Application.
The Strategy Team: Teams at the Top.
Business Without Bosses Through Teams: What Have We Learned?
Where Are We Going?.
HENRY P. SIMS, Jr. Ph.D., is Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Maryland. He is coauthor of SuperLeadership: Leading Others to Lead Themselves, The New Leadership Paradigm, and The Thinking Organization.