Difference between Teams and Committees? LO23057

Richard Charles Holloway (learnshops@thresholds.com)
Thu, 28 Oct 1999 23:21:20 -0700

Replying to LO22926 --

I just wanted to share a thought on this thread...harking back to an
earlier comment I made.

It seems to me that there are a number of reasons why teams and committees
are different. It's also quite likely that a lot of "so-called" teams are
very much like committees...but not as probable that genuine teams confuse
themselves with committees. It's also possible that a few people on a
committee may "team" together for some specific purpose. I've no proof
for this statement...just intuition and experience.

A couple of reasons why they are different:
a. the level of interdependence among the members;
b. the presence (or absence) of shared purpose;
c. members' willingness to collaborate
d. leadership is more visible, and often shared in teams
e. committees tend to be managed; leadership is more centralized
f. the degree of individual identification with the group--and with the
group's objectives
g. different performance drivers (intrinsic and extrinsic motivators)



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that, determination, optimism, hope, and the ability not to be discouraged.
The whole of humanity depends on this motivation." -The 14th Dalai Lama

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