team production

team production

the organization of PRODUCTION based on a specific group of workers in order to improve efficiency and product quality. See CELL, CELLULAR MANUFACTURING. Appropriate reward structures may be required to encourage commitment to group targets and discourage ‘shirking’. See GROUP INCENTIVE BONUS SCHEME.

team production

production by two or more people working together. Generally teams can produce more when they are working together than when they are working separately. However, whereas a single self-employed person receives the fruits of his effort alone, in a team each team member will receive only a part of the additional earnings generated by his extra effort. This tempts individual team members to shirk, or put in a lower level of effort, and for every team member who shirks the total output of the team will be lower. If shirking by one team member can easily be detected by other team members, then shirking can be minimized, but if it is difficult to detect shirking, then monitoring arrangements may need to be implemented or reward mechanisms devised if shirking is to be avoided. See INCENTIVE PAY SCHEME.
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The organizational solution to these team production problems can take one of two general forms.
It should be a team production in terms of not only points, but overall performance.
The 12 program managers named to this exclusive list are ranked based on a number of criteria, including team assets under management, team production, percentage growth in team assets under management, percentage growth in team production, production per advisor, number of advisors, and number of licensed bank employees.
Human interaction in the workplace involves team production, with workers playing off of each other's strengths and adapting flexibly to changing circumstances.
All six parts are broken into several sessions each and are performed twice: once with team and individual performance equally productive and a second time with team production having a 10-percent productivity advantage over individual production.
Even though the point-guard produced some good numbers again, the superior team production of the visitors was critical and allowed Flournoy (pictured left) and Co to head home with the kind of result which will galvanise their belief that they can finish top of the pile.
Upon close inspection, the Courts approach indicates a view of corporate law that does not accord with team production theory (4) (a version of stakeholder theory), while supporting, in some respects, the shareholder primacy approach to directors' duties.
The need for a system of team production is what separates firms from markets.
This volume presents 16 contributions addressing the various contexts where lawyers can lead (private practice, policy and government, the changing legal economy); the rationale for leadership education in law schools; and curriculum development, including coverage of principles and practices, team production, mentorship, using the literary canon, and gender issues.
Winchester has also come off the youth team production line and says it will be a nightmare if Shiels does not stay.
As we examine superstars in a team setting, namely in professional soccer, we first estimate a team production function to identify the playing characteristics that significantly influence the probability of a team winning.
A Troma Team release of a Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz presentation of a Troma Team production.