The relationship between self-managed work teams and the learning organisation
Faculty of Business and Public Management
School of Management
Given today's increasingly turbulent and competitive global environment, organizations have turned to a variety of new management techniques and alternate ways of structuring to obtain a competitive advantage. Two of these work designs are the self-managed work team and the learning organization. The widespread use of self-managed work teams has been reported in the United States, Europe and in Australia. Accordingly, assessing the relationship between self-managed work teams and performance has been a popular topic. This study uses a survey method design to empirically examine the relationships between self-managed work teams, the learning organization and performance. A random sample of 200 Australian organizations were chosen to participate in the study. The three main aims of this study are to assess the relationship between self-managed work teams and performance, the learning organization and performance, and self-managed work teams and the learning organization.