News: Self-managed teams take to shop floors

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Self-managed teams take to shop floors

Dealing with labour issues has always been a daunting task for companies. In the last few years, corporate India has been witness to some of the ugliest sides of worker unrest. It's here that a concept called self-managed teams (SMTs) is now finding acceptance among a growing tribe of manufacturers, Economic Times reported. With Dr Reddy's Laboratories and PepsiCo India being some of the early adopters of SMT, a few large corporates like the RPG Group are now warming up to the concept.

Dealing with labour issues has always been a daunting task for companies. In the last few years, corporate India has been witness to some of the ugliest sides of worker unrest. It's here that a concept called self-managed teams (SMTs) is now finding acceptance among a growing tribe of manufacturers, Economic Times reported. With Dr Reddy's Laboratories and PepsiCo India being some of the early adopters of SMT, a few large corporates like the RPG Group are now warming up to the concept.

An SMT obviates the need for a supervisor and it largely consists of people managing the facility by themselves. Around 500 people are working on this principle at RPG Group company Ceat's tyre factory at Baroda.

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Topics: Employee Relations, #Corporate

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