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DB1: What I've observed

Have you ever experienced a self-managed team?  If so, describe it.  If not, why do you think your organization has not embraced self managed teams?

DB2: Case Analysis

Review the case study at the end of Chapter 8, Frederick W. Smith – FedEx.  Answer the five questions below:

1. How do the standards set by Fred Smith for FedEx teams improve organizational performance?

2. What motivates the members of FedEx to remain highly engaged in their teams?

3. Describe the role FedEx managers play in facilitating team effectiveness.

4. What types of teams does FedEx use? Provide evidence from the case to support your answer.

5. Leaders play a critical role in building effective teams. Cite evidence from the case that FedEx managers performed some of these roles in developing effective teams.

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