Difference between Teams and Committees? LO22894

Richard Charles Holloway (learnshops@thresholds.com)
Sat, 16 Oct 1999 11:30:51 -0700

Replying to LO22888 --


Why do you think that a committee consists of a group of people with a
common goal? I always thought that a committee is a group of people with
individual goals who generally hope that they can keep the other person
from realizing his or her goal. That's why compromise is the usual way of
reconciling differing points of view on committees.

I also don't believe that it's possible to build teams. I believe that
teams grow (organically) and require the same kind of nurturing and
attention to that any other "growing" organism might need.

Finally, I know that one will never transform a committee into a team.
The people in a committee might become a team, though.



From: Luis J. Colorado <luiscolorado@home.net>
> How comes that a group of people with a common goal may become a team, or
> on the other hand, a committee? Maybe because they don't have a shared
> vision, but different and conflicting agendas. The question then could
> be... how can we build teams that don't become committees? How can we
> transform committees in teams?


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