Navigating the team-based organizing journey Academic Article uri icon


  • Teams often fail to achieve expected levels of high performance. The primary cause of failure is context. The team-based organization (TBO) focuses on creation of a context that enables teams to achieve their potential. The challenge is the transition from a traditional, hierarchical organization based on command-and-control management to a TBO organized around teams, empowerment, and involvement. This chapter focuses on the steps involved in a successful transformation process. The TBO change initiative is complex and requires years of learning and redesign to reach maturity. 2003.

published proceedings

  • Advances in Interdisciplinary Studies of Work Teams

author list (cited authors)

  • Harris, C. L., & Beyerlein, M. M.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Harris, Cheryl L||Beyerlein, Michael M

publication date

  • January 2003