Teamwork in Organization

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What is a team? A Team is a unit of 2 or more people who interact and coordinate their work to accomplish a specific goal First, 2 or more people are required. Teams can be quite large, although most have fewer than 15 people. Second, people in a team have regular interaction. People who do not interact do not compose a team. Third, people in a team share a performance goal, whether it be a design a new hand-held computer, build a car, or write a textbook
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What is a team? Although a team is a group of people, the two terms are not interchangeable. An employer, a teacher, or coach can put together a group of people and never build a team. The team concept implies a sense of shared mission and collective responsibility.
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Types of Teams Formal Team are created by the organization as part of the formal organization structure. Two common types of formal teams are vertical and horizontal, which typically represent vertical and horizontal structural relationships. A Vertical Team is composed of a manager and his subordinates in the formal chain of command. The vertical team may in some cases include three or four levels of hierarchy within a functional department.
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Types of Teams A Horizontal Team is composed of employees from about the same hierarchical level but from different areas of expertise. A Horizontal Team is drawn from several departments , is given a specific task, and may be disbanded after the task is completed.The two most common type of horizontal teams are task forces and committees.
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Types of Teams A task force is a group of employees from different departments formed to deal with a specific activity and existing only until the task is completed. The task force might be used to create a new product in a manufacturing organization or a new history curriculum in a university.
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Types of Teams A Committee generally long-lived and may be a permanent part of the organization’s structure. Committees typically are formed to deal with tasks
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2011 for the course MANAGMENT 25 taught by Professor Fu during the Spring '11 term at Asbury.

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