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Lesson 3: Types of Teams

The Traditional Team

There are several characteristics common to traditional teams. 

  • A team gains a shared understanding and purpose among team members, as distinguished from a group. 
  • Teams require mutually agreed-upon operating principles such as agendas, procedures, and decision-making processes. 
  • A team is interdependent; everyone works for the good of the team, not for oneself. 
  • Effective teams distinguish task from the process. How they do things (the process) is just as important, if not more important, than what they do (the task). 
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