Definition of team

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The reason that this page gets such a lot of traffic is that people often search for a definition of team when something is happening that is causing confusion in their own workplace.

We've spent a lot of time on this one and done quite a bit of research. Of all the ideas out there regarding the definition of team, most fall within one of two definitions:

  • A group of people with a goal.
  • A group of people who work well together.

We have found that which definition of team is used by an individual will depend upon their situation. A team leader is likely to go with the first whilst a team member is more likely to go with the second.

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