Contemporary management has proven that teamwork produces
superior results than the old worn-out traditional management style.
Work gets done quicker and with consistently higher quality than in
environments where employees are treated more as a commodity
than an asset to a team.
Not every team operates smoothly tough. When a team is
dysfunctional it does produce the results just mentioned. When this
happens we call it “Steamwork”.
The norm for teamwork is a blend of harmony and healthy conflict.
This scenario produces strong, positive progress toward
organizational goals. However just calling a team a "team" does not
make it a team. A true team is empowered to achieve a shared
vision among unified team members.
When General Motors started to deploy their Global Management
System (GMS), a modified version of the Toyota employee
teamwork system they had difficulty connecting their teams to a
shared vision. At one Detroit area plant the younger employees
quickly embraced the concept but more senior members had
become use to new initiatives that did not play out. Many of these
employees engaged in Steamwork.
With “Steamwork” the work gets done, but with backstabbing,
animosity, and other divisive actions.
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