self-directed ˌself-diˈrected adjective [only before a noun]
1. FINANCE a self-directed pension is managed by the employee rather than his or her employer, and allows the employee to sell or move any investments they have in the company they work for:

• Employees who change jobs can move their retirement account into their new employer's plan, or into a self-directed IRA (= individual retirement account ) .

2. HUMAN RESOURCES self-directed workers are responsible for organizing and judging their own work, rather than taking instructions from managers; = self-managed Bre:

• The self-directed operating teams have been formally organized, and the middle managers told of their new responsibilities.

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self-directed UK US adjective
HR, WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT making your own decisions and organizing your own work rather than being told what to do by managers, teachers, etc.: »

self-directed teams/work


Structured opportunities help students become more self-directed.

US FINANCE SELF-INVESTED(Cf. ↑self-invested): »

a self-directed retirement plan/IRA

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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