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Tiffany & Co. Diversity in Teams and Groups

Explain the differences between a group and a team. Examine the importance of workplace diversity in your organization, and how it positively and negatively impacts team dynamics in your workplace.

My work place is Tiffany & Co.

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The importance of workplace diversity in organizational Teams, and how it positively and negatively impacts team dynamics .

Teams differ from groups in size, purpose, reporting structure and responsibility for results. Teams are often smaller than groups in terms of members and may even from a sub-set of a group. A group may appoint a task force, which is responsible for a specific outcome in a specific time period and then the team will be disbanded once the objective is achieved. Teams tend to be more temporary than groups. Groups do not have to have an agenda while teams usually do.

The reporting structure in groups is to the group leader, in teams, there is no leader, the team leads itself. The absence of a leader in the team structure means the responsibility for results is that of the team as a whole. In groups, the responsibility for performance is that of the individual members who are overseen by the leader.

Workplace diversity is important and is often only associated with ethnicity. We see the importance of diversity when we examine diversity teams in the workplace and how they are designed to optimize outcomes. In seeking to construct a team which reflects diversity, one must first define the objectives of the team in order to bring together the right elements of diversity. Ethnicity, for example, is not always a guarantee of different thinking or values. In an age of ...

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Teams differ from groups in size, purpose, reporting structure and responsibility for results. Teams are often smaller than groups in terms of members and may even from a sub-set of a group. A group may appoint a task force, which is responsible for a specific outcome in a specific time period and then the ...

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