Ch 18: Managing Work Groups and Teams\ Groups and Teams in Organizations Group – two or more people who interact regularly and accomplish a goal Functional group : permanent group created by an org to accomplish stuf o this is what w are going to be thrown in like a department Informal or Interest Group o Created by its members to have a plac for people to share something in common Task Group o Created by the org to accomplish a narrow range of purposes Team o A group of workers who act as a unit, very close and know each other, little or no supervision Ex. Brad’s swat team o A team is the goal Virtual Team o Comprised of work sites who work together online Problem Solcing team : o you put them together to solve a problem and then they are done Management team : o manangers get together to understand how resources are going to be allocated under them Work team: o very popular, they area a super efficient team that works on diferent projects Stages of Group Development Forming: o Getting to know each other, figuring out whats up Storming: o Developing structures and patterns between one another o Often conflict Norming: o
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