Self directed teams will have the following characteristics
I. They are empowered to share the management and leadership functions.
II. They plan, control and improve their own processes.
III. They set their own goals and inspect their own work.
IV. They often create their own schedules and review their performance as a group.
V. They may prepare their own budgets and coordinate their work with other departments.
VI. They usually order materials, keep inventories and deal with suppliers.
VII. They are frequently responsible for acquiring any new training they might need.
VIII. They may hire their own replacement or assume responsibility for disciplining their own members.
IX. They, and not others outside the team, take responsibility for the quality of their products or services.