Five Common Misconceptions About Self-directed Teams
- Self-directed teams do not need leaders.
- Leaders lose power in the transition to teams.
- Newly formed teams are automatically self-directing.
- Employees are waiting for the opportunity to be empowered.
- If you group employees in a team structure, they will function as a team, and the organization will reap the benefits of teamwork.
Personnel Journal, December 1993, Vol. 72, No.12 p. 81.