Working Team Typology is a term denoting the definition of basic types of working teams.
Eric Sundstrom, Kenneth de Meuse and David Futrell divide working teams as follows - while differentiation is difference of the team from the rest of the organization and integration is level of cooperation with other members of the organization:
|Type of team||Differentiation||Integration||Working Cycle||Typical Outputs|
|Advisory||Low||Low||Variable, short or long||Decision, choice, suggestions, recommendations|
|Productive||Low||High||Repeated or continuous processes||Production, processing, wholesale, customer care, repair|
|Project / development||High||Low||Variable, often single-cycle||Plans, proposals, reports, prototype, presentation|
|Action / negotiating||High||High||Short repetitive task under new conditions||Races, competitions, expeditions, interests protection, surgical operations, missions|