Work groups are the basic building blocks of an organization, and contribute to
organizational effectiveness when group goals are aligned with organizational goals,
and a team is a specific type of group. In most organizations today formal groups may
consist of employees who are responsible for an identifiable work process, a specific
project, or a problem that needs solving, and are often referred to as a "team", and has
the potential to dramatically affect an organization's performance.
In recent years, teams have emerged as the most important group phenomenon
in organizations. The term "team" is not new to organizations, and teamwork has been
stressed throughout the year. Today, teams are becoming increasingly popular, so
focusing on how to improve and enhance the performance of the teams in
organizations is an important topic to organizations.
Teams are groups of people who share a common purpose, who depend on
each other to accomplish their purpose, develop relationships with each other and
outsiders and eventually develop roles in the team.
These teams can be intact work
groups working for the same person, or can be from different functions or organizations.
In these times of constant modification within organizations, it is essential for teams and
team members to understand their strengths and weaknesses.
Effective teamwork can help a company deal with the ongoing changes and can
create an environment to find better behaviors to solve problems, resolve conflicts, and
set goals, whether they be to provide the best possible service, to be the top sales
district, or to plan exciting company events. Teams have an important place in our
professional and personal lives. Working in teams is an inevitable life experience, even
for people who prefer to work alone. Working on teams can normally prove very
challenging with all of the variations in personalities,