In 1989, the top team at TARDEC, the US Army's Tank-Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Centre, was threatened with its own survival and determined to re-establish the organisation as the premier world automotive technology research centre. The organisation had 8 management levels, reflecting the hierarchy practised by the government and military, and included a director with overall authority, vice-presidents, associate directors and team leaders. Because decisions went through th...

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9.3.4 Create & deploy teams
9.3.6 Restructure & rightsize workforce
9.8.1 Manage labour-management relationships.

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