Self-managed teams offer a few advantages that can be used at Sandwich Blitz like having a stronger commitment, employee satisfaction, and faster product and service development. There are also some drawbacks to having self-managed teams. Self managed teams can be difficult to implement at first and failure is a risk when not implemented at the right time or without the right amount of leadership. Self-managed teams could work to a certain extent at Sandwich Blitz such as having employees cross trained to do different jobs within the company. This would help to increase the flexibility of the team in dealing with personnel shortages and some of the things that Dalman has to do on a daily basis. This would increase Dalman and Lei’s knowledge of the work processes and in turn would help the employees solve problems more efficiently. However, Dalman would need to pick team members that he trusts and feels comfortable with handling the day to day responsibilities in the work place. Dalman will have to take the difficulty of making self-managed teams into consideration as well as being willing to invest some of his time into developing the team and removing himself when he feels comfortable with the team leaders. I believe Dalman and Lei could really benefit from forming self-managed teams because then they will not have to do all the work themselves so they can have a little more free time. There is a lot to be learned about forming self-managed teams in the work place.
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