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SELF-MANAGED EMPLOYEE TEAMS BELIEVED TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY; SURVEY SHOWS MANAGERS FAVOR TEAMS THAT RUN THEMSELVES

 MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- For employees who want more autonomy and greater control over their work lives, there are promising times ahead. In a recent OfficeTeam survey, 93 percent of managers polled favored self-managed employee work teams, saying that this approach will increase the productivity of American companies.
 Self-managed teams are an increasingly popular management approach in which team members actively engage in problem-solving and decision- making.
 The survey was developed by OfficeTeam, a national staffing service specializing in highly-skilled temporary office and administrative professionals. It was conducted by an independent research firm, which polled 150 human resource and other executives from the nation's 1,000 largest companies.
 They were asked: "Do you believe self-managed employee work teams will increase or decrease productivity for U.S. companies?" Their responses:
 Increase 93 percent
 Decrease 3 percent
 Don't know/No effect 4 percent
 100 percent
 "This is truly good news for employees and employers alike," said Andrew Denka, executive director of OfficeTeam. "Self-managed teams provide employees with the opportunity to experience a variety of leadership roles and enhance skills vital to higher-paying, more senior positions. Self-directed work teams can be an excellent training ground for tomorrow's managers.
 "In addition, these teams enable employers to maximize existing personnel resources and encourage a workplace characterized by cooperation," Denka said.
 OfficeTeam is the nation's fastest growing staffing service placing highly-skilled temporary and permanent administrative and office support professionals.
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 /CONTACT: Steve Pehanich, 415-854-9700, or Marc Silbert, 516-767-3700, both of OfficeTeam/
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