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This lively and well-written book will provoke management scholars, students, executive consultants and especially team members themselves to consider how the discipline of teamwork affects them and what they ought to do about it.

Creating a Generative Discipline1
Creating a generative discipline

Jack was the major convert in this whole process of changing to teams. Jack got really excited when he saw the application of team concepts to the factory. In fact, he became quite the zealot.

Jonie Ross, ISE's vice president of human resources
In the Beginning …

One day, about 3 years after ISE's transition to teams, I found Jack Tackett, ISE's vice president of manufacturing, sitting in his cubicle with his feet propped up on his desk. I asked if we could talk for a bit, and I found him to be in a reflective mood. Jack said that he had been thinking about how things had changed at ISE since the start of teamwork, particularly about his role:

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