Reflexivity, revolution and innovation in work teams

M.A. West

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Complex decision-making groups depend on learning that cannot occur without reflection. Learning in teams does not occur spontaneously; it requires deliberate allocation of the precious resource of time to that process. This chapter presents a framework for thinking about team reflection and guidelines for becoming effective at it. Empirical work in 150 companies has demonstrated that team reflection on objectives, strategies, processes, and environments may be the most critical factor leading to team effectiveness. The learning from reflection makes innovation possible. Innovation also depends on low market share, emphasis on quality, and use of teams. Teams may contribute, because they represent the best way of increasing the employees' sense of involvement or empowerment. However, it is harder to work in teams. And, an unsafe environment, such as one where downsizing is a threat or a recent experience, will impede the risk taking that innovation requires.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelProduct development teams
RedacteurenM. Beyerlein, D. Johnson, S. Beyerlein
Plaats van productieStanford USA
UitgeverijJAI Press
ISBN van geprinte versie0-7623-0360-3
StatusGepubliceerd - 2000

Publicatie series

NaamAdvances in interdisciplinary studies of work teams
ISSN van geprinte versie1572-0977

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