Team FAQs:


Q: Is a team a group of people or other animals linked in a common purpose?

A: Yes.

Q: Are teams most appropriate for tasks that are difficult?

A: Yes, and complex and important.

Q: Are teams multi-talented and composed of individuals with expertise in many different areas?

A: Yes.

Q: Are teams temporary?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a team effective first requires identifying what needs to be accomplished?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a team more than the sum of its parts?

A: Yes.

Q: Are teams especially appropriate for conducting tasks that are high in complexity and have many interdependent subtasks?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a team to combine instructions and to coordinate action among management?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a team a group of people who work interdependently and with shared purpose across space?

A: Yes, and time, and organisational boundaries using technology to communicate and collaborate.

Q: Is a team a management team that draws up plans for activities and then directs these activities?

A: Yes, An example of an executive team would be a construction team designing blueprints for a new building, and then guiding the construction of the building using these blueprints.

Q: Is a team relatively simple?

A: Yes, and social scientists have identified many different types of teams.

Q: Are teams responsible for the actual act of creating tangible products and services?

A: Yes, The actual workers on an assembly line would be an example of a production team, whereas waiters and waitresses at a diner would be an example of a service team.

Q: Are teams highly specialized and coordinated teams whose actions are intensely focused on producing a product or service?

A: Yes, An NFL football team would be an example of an action team.

Q: Is a team defined by the type of work that is done?

A: Yes, and not by management's wishes or by the fashions of the latest management fad.

Q: Are teams positively related to both member satisfaction and increased effectiveness?

A: Yes.

Q: Are teams debated and will vary depending on the task at hand?

A: Yes.

Q: Are teams built and implemented?

A: Yes.

Q: Are teams cross-functional and emphasize solving customer problems or generating new work processes?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a team a group of people which play sports together?

A: Yes.

Q: Are teams created without providing members any training to develop the skills necessary to perform well in a team setting?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a team an independent team?

A: Yes.