TEAM WORK IN WINTER MAINTENANCE - FIRST HAND EXPERIENCES

When the Finnish National Road Administration, Finnra, was internally divided into administration and production branches in 1998, it meant great changes both on organizational and operational levels. The main challenge was, and still is, to prepare the production branch for open competition in public road management once the political consensus is reached to change Finnra from a government agency into a state enterprise. The creation of winter maintenance teams in the same year was targeted both on increasing efficiency and decreasing the costs of maintenance work. It was quite a radical change from the traditional management of work by supervisors into self-ruling worker teams. The teams were given a contract for the winter maintenance work and they were to decide and plan by themselves how best to carry out the work, fulfilling the quality requirements set by the client, which in this case was Finnra Administration.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 9p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00795313
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Session B
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 18 2000 12:00AM