This book is a unique combination of field research, academic studies, case study data, and practices from one of America's best companies. Designed to be a practical guide for managers, Managing in a Team Environment gives the reader a comprehensive overview of the practice, culture, and methods for functioning in a team environment. The book helps engender the necessary knowledge and skills to make the transition to leading teams. It also makes clear the distinction between hierarchical and team environments. Tools for team-centered planning, work control, meetings, and decision making are presented in detail.