ERIC Number: ED391226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Work Teams in Schools. ERIC Digest, Number 103.
Oswald, Lori Jo
Quality work teams that are based on W. Edwards Deming's business-management theories have proliferated at the school and district levels to handle problem solving and decision making. Teams are said to build stronger relationships among those involved in education and, ultimately, to benefit students because more people with broader perspectives help to shape a stronger educational program. This digest explains why schools are using quality teams. It also identifies the most common types of teams, the factors necessary for success, the best strategies for forming a team, and common reasons for their failure. Teams are most likely to be successful when members understand the team's mission, their roles, and the group process, and practice good communication skills. (Contains seven references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Collegiality, Cooperative Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Management Teams, Organizational Development, Participative Decision Making, Quality Circles, School Based Management, Team Training, Teamwork, Total Quality Management
Editor, ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, 5207 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5207 (free; $2.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Information Analyses; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.