Types of Teams in Organizations

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400+ words , be substantive and use example to reinforce your ideas , APA style with two references Explain the types of teams that an organization may use to perform cooperative work. •Discuss the process that can change a group of individual performers into a team.

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Individual & TeamworkName: Class:University:Date:Explain the types of teams that an organization may use to perform cooperative work. Discuss the process that can change a group of individual performers into a team.Types of TeamsThe progress of teams and teamwork has developed radically in all types of organizations. Teams can be functional, cross-functional, or self-directed and can be used to create new products, complete specific projects, ensure quality, or replace operating departments.Functional teamsFunctional teams perform specific organizational functions and include members from several vertical levels of the hierarchy. In other words, a functional team is composed of a manager and his or her subordinates for a particular functional area. Accounting, personnel, and purchasing departments are examples of functional teams.Cross-functional teamsCross functional teams are made up of experts in various specialties (or functions) working together on various organizational tasks. Team members come from such departments as research and development, design, engineering, marketing, and distribution. These teams are often empowered to make decisions without the approval of management. Self-directed work teams,or Self Managed teams operate without managers and are responsible for complete work processes or segments that deliver products or services to external or internal customers. Self-directed work teams (SDWTs) are designed to give employees a feeling of

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