By Stanley E Seashore
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Each team includes the men actually run- ning the machines for each of the operations involved, and the team as a unit follows their particular order or project throughout the manufacturing process. These teams cut across the jurisdiction of the several group leaders, fore- men, and area supervisors, and are supposed to work with these men as they need to. org/access_use#pd-google solve any technical, mechanical, or logistic problems that they encounter, particularly to see that there is immediate reaction to any off-standard work that has implications for preceding or following men.
This means turning attention even more away from the experimental department where matters are, we believe, considerably better than at the start of the study period . . For these and related reasons, the last vestiges of inde- pendence between the originally defined experimental and control departments were lost. The SRC agent began to disperse his time, plant-wide, to wherever he seemed to have receptive peo- ple and problems of suitable scope with which to work. org/access_use#pd-google erage of the change program became the degree to which differ- ent Superintendents and Area Supervisors requested help and ap- peared ready to try conscientiously to increase their application of participation management.
Contact between the research team and the plant was also maintained through occasional phone conversations and letters. As it turned out, the process of change did not terminate with the departure of the SRC agent. On each successive contact, some new evidence appeared to continued progress toward real- izing the goals of the program. Both in the experimental depart- ments and in the higher level groups, the people appeared to have firm commitments to the aims of the research program. In July 1959, when the plant's economic situation was ap- proaching its lowest ebb, a new president began his duties with the Banner Company.
Changing the structure and functioning of an organization: report of a field experiment by Stanley E Seashore