What you’ll learn to do: Describe the relationship between general group and team management with various structures and techniques
It’s hard to describe the difference between a group and a team without using a sports analogy, because the benefits of teamwork, and the obvious differences between group and team, reveal themselves so readily on the football field, the baseball diamond, or wherever it is that people meet to push the limits of athletic performance.
A winning team is more than a group of people achieving a goal and delivering a result. There’s positive energy and synergy around a team (meaning that they produce more together than they could individually).
Organizations benefit from the ability to build and manage great teams. In order to do that, we need to understand what sets one group apart from the rest and makes that group a team.