Partners Not Competitors: The Age of  Teamwork and Technology

Partners Not Competitors: The Age of  Teamwork and Technology

Lawrence Oliva (CSC PRIME Alliance, USA)
Projected Release Date: December, 1992|Copyright: © 1992 |Pages: 256
ISBN13: 9781878289094|ISBN10: 1878289098|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-09-4


Partners Not Competitors: The Age of Teamwork and Technology offers a new perspective of global markets by providing insight into how teamwork gives you the edge over your competition in this technology based world. Self managed teams deliver results! This new concept is being used by senior mangers to reduce corporate costs, improve product quality, and bring products to market faster.

Supported by powerful computers and electronic communication technologies, employee teams are assuming both the responsibilities and respect formally held by middle management. This book explores the relationship of teams and technology from the mid 1850s (America's industrial era) into the 1990s. A primary focus is on the knowledge-based teams of the 1980s and 90s. Why teams are becoming vital to success in high technology and information intensive businesses is discussed in depth.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Lawrence Oliva has spent his professional life studying and implementing teamwork approaches to business activity. With over 20 years experience in the aerospace, information systems and electronics industries, Mr. Oliva is currently with NCR Inc. On a daily basis, he uses most of the technology described in this book to communicate with his team members located both next door and miles away.