Group Working
Book chapter, 2015

This article describes a type of work organization that is an alternative to individual working based on division of labour and specialization. Working in groups, it is argued, overcomes the frustration and boredom brought on by the monotony associated with repetitive, differentiated work. A particular for of group working, which is team-based, emphasises the virtues of working together, such as the ability to make use of the various skills within the team.

autonomous work group

team-based work organization

group working

dock system

Author

David Bennett

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, Volume 10, Operations Management, 3rd Edition

Subject Categories

Other Engineering and Technologies

Business Administration

Areas of Advance

Production

DOI

10.1002/9781118785317.weom100052

ISBN

978-1-119-97251-8

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Latest update

12/13/2018