Self-Directed Work Teams in Industry: Providing Effective Skills Training Interventions to Workers

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Title: Self-Directed Work Teams in Industry: Providing Effective Skills Training Interventions to Workers
Author: Lanier, Gary A.
Advisors: Duane Akroyd, PhD, Committee Chair
Abstract: This investigation was conducted to determine which of the various skills training elements currently used in the training of self-directed teams are viewed as the most useful by actual team members. An original survey instrument was developed using information gathered from the literature involving self-directed work team training, as well as from training and development professionals. The survey was administered to work team members at six industrial sites located in North and South Carolina. Data was analyzed using SAS version 8.1 statistical analysis software. An exploratory factor analysis was completed to determine which natural groupings emerged from the forty skills training elements presented. A three factor structure was found to emerge which included Teamworking Skills Training Elements, Technical Skills Training Elements, and Business Skills Training Elements.
Date: 2003-11-20
Degree: EdD
Discipline: Adult and Community College Education
URI: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/5323


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