A comparative study of work teams and traditional work schemes

Natalie M. Waters, Mario G. Beruvides

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Abstract

The American work place is in a state of change. Organizations are converting from a control paradigm to an involvement paradigm to sharpen their competitive edge. Work itself can be defined in three parts: blue-collar work, white-collar work, and knowledge work. Various work teams may have a more noticeable contribution from one work type than another. This research addressed the differences between traditional blue-collar work and work teams work, in manufacturing companies, along eight work characteristics. Research results supported that work teams work differed from traditional work schemes and implied future research should be on work teams effectiveness and other practical implications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2005 - Organizational Transformation
Subtitle of host publicationOpportunities and Challenges, ASEM 2005
Pages344-349
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2005
Event26th Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2005 - Organizational Transformation: Opportunities and Challenges, ASEM 2005 - Virginia Beach, VA, United States
Duration: Oct 26 2005Oct 29 2005

Publication series

Name26th Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2005 - Organizational Transformation: Opportunities and Challenges, ASEM 2005

Conference

Conference26th Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2005 - Organizational Transformation: Opportunities and Challenges, ASEM 2005
CountryUnited States
CityVirginia Beach, VA
Period10/26/0510/29/05

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