About the BookIn current times of organizational democracy, nine out of ten Self-Directed Work Team (SDWT) efforts fail because they are not able to tune in to the channel of collaborative teamwork. The book Organizational Democracy: Collaborative Team Culture Key to Corporate Growth contains valuable information on various approaches, tools and principles of collaborative performance. The advantages of a team-driven organization and how they can be generated through various factors and models are lucidly demonstrated.
An SDWT-based organizational structure is a two way process: team members have to be coached in order to plug them into the mode of cooperation, whereas team managers have to be mentally prepared to adopt a more facilitative and open leadership style. The book explains the key ingredients in preparing a balanced recipe, where team members and team managers work together efficiently and effectively.
Team management is perhaps the most challenging facet of teamwork. It links teams to organizational goals and to each other. Successful team management can be the difference between success and failure in business. To bring about this management, the book proposes the unique theory of ‘Perfect Configuration’, which ensures that teams have the right blend of various team member types.
This book deals with team management skills needed for defining goals, setting roles and responsibilities, empowering and motivating members, and managing personality clashes to create a self-energized team culture.
The book is divided into four parts. Part 1 talks about what, when, where, and why of SDWTs. Part 2 is about getting started, going in circles and then getting on course. The chapters in this part take a look at the core components needed for the SDWTs to operate well. This part also touches upon the topics of team building techniques, energy sharing, accountability and results management, which are explained in detail in Part 3. Part 3 is about getting SDWTs in full speed ahead and building a collaborative culture. Part 4 deals with the future trends and discusses the likely nature of SDWTs in the wired world. The book ends with a bonus bytes section providing additional worksheets and case studies to depict the practical value of SDWTs and their positive role in today’s flattened corporate space.
The book provides insightful approaches, case studies and simple guidelines for facilitating self-directed autonomous profit centers that make it a valuable guide for team managers, leaders, and indeed all team members. This book will show you how to:
• Recognize and reward team member types to maintain the energy balance;
• Foster empowerment levels to advance performance and productivity;
• Stimulate the six senses to keep teams oriented towards the team mission;
• And much more…About the Author/sChitra G. Lele is a young keynotes speaker, multi-time world record holder, author and management consultant. She holds degrees in computer management and software engineering. Her writing efforts have received worldwide appreciation, right from peace and literary organizations to world leaders. She is affiliated with several professional, literary and peace organizations.
Through her articles, books and speaking engagements, Chitra has helped several people find a purpose in their lives. She is an ardent student of human dynamics and is dedicated to helping individuals, teams and organizations. Her speaking style is easy and compelling. She laces every team management seminar with strong results to support her insights.
Chitra’s previous book, The 6 Spheres of Life: Unlocking the Door to Success and Happiness has been widely appreciated. This book has created two national records with the Limca Book and India Book of Records for having received more than 70+ Letters of Commendation from World Leaders and World Organizations, right from the President of India to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.