Society of African Journal Editors

South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science

Self-directed work teams in information services: an exploratory study

Authors: G.J.J. De Jager, Adeline S.A. Du Toit

Journal: South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science

Classical management in information services and self-directed work teams are compared. Managerial activities are discussed and the possibility of self-directed work teams assuming responsibility for these activities are discussed. Attention is given to the formation of self-directed work teams, the role of individuals in such teams, the need for effective leadership, job enrichment and multi-skilling.