The Benefits of Self-Directed Work Teams

With self-directed work teams, each team of workers is given full responsibility for their work orders—scheduling them and making sure they have the necessary materials to complete the job.


Daily meetings keep the team focused and the communication open. 

The lean manufacturing practice of self-directed work teams offers many benefits for a shop, including bringing each person working on a team a better understanding of the process. Everyone brings their own “specialty” or unique skill set to the table to create one strong, intelligent force. Learn more the practice by reading “Self-Directed Work Teams Offer Better Efficiency.”