Very often words teams and groups are used interchangeably. But some scholars make difference between team and group. In the following table, on the basis of 6 (six) points, a few differences have been shown.
These points of differences are nature, common superior, interaction, reporting, interdependence commitment, and accountability. Let us see the following Table:-
Difference between team and group
|Points of Distinction||Teams||Groups|
||A team is a form of group.||But the group is not a form of the team.|
||The team may not have a common superior.||Group has common superior|
||The team may not have the face to face interaction.||Group has face-to-face interaction|
||A team may not have reporting responsibility to the superiors||Group has the responsibility of reporting to the superiors.|
||The team has a higher degree of interdependence.||Groups have a small degree of interdependence.|
||Team members are supposed to be highly committed.||Group members are not that committed to the work.|
||Team members themselves are mutually accountable.||Group members themselves may not be that much mutually accountable.|
It has already been reported that there is a minimum distinction between teams and groups. A team is internally organized, with specific goals and usually with specific roles for different members of the team. A group is just a collection of people with something in common, such as being in the same place or having a shared interest.
It is often much easier; if you had a room filled with professional accountants, for example, they could be grouped according to gender, experience, fields of expertise, age, or other common factors.
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