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Topics of discussion on groups and teams

This essay covers the following questions:
1. What is a group?
2. How do groups make decisions?
3. What are some differences between teams and groups?
4. How do teams and groups form?
5. What are some of the most common types of teams in organizations?
6. What is a Group??
7. How would you define a "group"??

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Groups and Teams
The following information answers these questions:
1. What is a group?
2. How do groups make decisions?
3. What are some differences between teams and groups?
4. How do teams and groups form?
5. What are some of the most common types of teams in organizations?
6. What is a Group??
7. How would you define a "group"??
What is a Group?
A group is...Defined by Robbins & Judge as "two or more individuals, interacting & interdependent, who have come together to achieve particular objectives".
Groups can be formal or informal. If they are formal, these are defined by organization's structure. If they are informal, these are not formally structured or determined by the company.
Types of Groups
There are many types of groups that can occur in a company. These include:
Command group-These are determined by the organization chart. This is usually who reports to whom in the chain of command.
Tasks groups-These are organizationally determined; usually these consist of individuals that work together to complete a job task. It is important to note that these individuals do not have to report to the same person. They can be from different departments or teams.
Interest group-These group members work together for a specific "interest" that they are all vested in.
Friendship group-These are usually social ...

Solution Summary

This essay covers the following questions:
1. What is a group?
2. How do groups make decisions?
3. What are some differences between teams and groups?
4. How do teams and groups form? (Team development stages)
5. What are some of the most common types of teams in organizations?
6. What is a Group??
7. How would you define a "group"??

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