Define Teams Learning Step 1

Groups and teams may sound similar but they are different from each other. Organizations have moved toward the extensive use of teams within organizations.

Effective teams give companies a significant competitive advantage. In a high-functioning team, team members not only benefit from each other’s diverse experiences and perspectives but also stimulate each other’s creativity. Plus, for many people, working in a team can be more fun than working alone.

There are many definitions of a team - here is but one:

A team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals, and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable

Source: Ibid, Langton, N., p. 160.

TIME TO TWEET: Watch the following video clip of an Opera duo competing in Britain's Got Talent. Using #ADMN220 tweet your answer to Q1: Do you think Charlotte and Jonathon meet the criteria to be considered a team? Why or why not?

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Coralee Czinkota


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