THE CENTER OF ATTENTIONWORK TEAMS
WHAT IS A WORK TEAM?
“Group whose individuals efforts result in a performance that is greater than the sum of those individuals’ inputs.”
“It is a group that interacts primarily to share information and to makedecisions to help each other perform within his or her area of responsibility.”
TEAMS vs. GROUPS
The following four factors help us to distinguish between work groupand work team:
Primary goal of the work group is to share the information whereas thework team strives for collective performance.
Work team generates positive synergy through coordinated effortswhereas work group result in low synergic impact, even in some casesit generates the negative synergy.
In work teams both individuals as well as the whole team standsaccountable for its performance whereas in work group only the groupis stands liable for the group’s performance.
There is no much difference of skill level in the work team and thegroup but in the work team skills are complimentary whereas workgroup skills are random and varied.