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Circle
A loosely formed and highly informal collection of individuals
Cohesiveness
The desire of the members of a group to remain part of the group
Command Group
A formal group created by the organization, consisting of a manager and his or her subordinates
Committee
A group of people who are brought together from the organization to deal most often with problems that arise on a regular basis
Cross-functional team
A version of the special-purpose team, it usually consists of members of different departments from the same hierarchical levels working together to ensure that widespread views are shared and more diversity is included in the decision making and acceptance and implementation process
Distinctiveness
The quality or characteristic that sets something apart from other, similar items
Formal Group
A group created by management and charged with carrying out specific tasks to help the organization fulfill its objectives
Group
Any collection of two or more people who share a common goal or purpose, who work together, and who share an awareness of the common goals and work
Group dynamics
The interactions within a group that characterize the group.
Homogeneity
The sameness of individuals
Horizontal team
A group of employees brought together from the same hierarchical level but representing different areas of expertise
Informal group
A group created by the employees themselves rather than by the organization
Interest group
An informal association of people formed because of common concerns and needs
Norms
Standards of behavior that apply in specific situations. They define the boundaries of acceptable behaviors.
Proximity
The physical closeness of people to each other in any particular setting.
Quality circle
Small groups of employees meeting on a regular basis within an organization to discuss and develop management issues and procedures
Role
The task each member of a group or team is expected to perform
Self-managing team
A group of employees who work together on a day-to-day basis to produce an entire product (or a major identifiable component) and carry out various managerial tasks related to their jobs
Status
The relative importance of individuals within a group; the position in which others in a group place each member.
Synergy
A state that exists only when 1+1=2+ (more than the sum); the whole purpose for using team effort