5. Team Empowerment

The Self-Directed Work Team
The self-directed work team, or SDWT for short, is a highly developed group of workers who "own" a basic block of work.

Self-Directed Team members: 

  • share equal responsibility for the work
  • generally have more resources at their command
  • have a wider range of cross-functional skills
  • possess greater decision making authority
  • have better access to information than traditional work groups

Resources for Self-Directed Work Teams