VARIOUS TYPES of TEAMS

Different types of teams have different characteristics. We can differentiate some typical teams according to their: (1) purpose, (2) duration, and (3) level of member commitment.

Work teams: have a clear purpose that all members share, usually permanent, and members must give their complete commitment to the team’s purpose in order for the team to succeed

.•Project teams: assembled to solve a particular problem or complete a specific task, such as brainstorming new marketing ideas for one of the company’s products.

Cross-functional teams: include members from different areas within an organization, such as finance, operations, and sales.

Self-managed teams: groups of workers who are given administrative oversight for their task domains.

Virtual teams: work together over time and distance via electronic media to combine efforts and achieve common goals.

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