The concepts that differentiate self-management from authority-based management are explored. A survey, used to assess how executives view self- management, demonstrates relatively strong support for the notion. An overall analysis suggests that in the post WWII era, democracy in the work place and self-fulfillment elements in work design are gradually displacing classic American management and are now allied with the American value of individualism.
motivation, organizations, labor, decision-making, change
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Goodman, David and Wooton, Leland M., "The Dimensions of Self-Management" (1981). Historical Working Papers. 15.