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What is Working Team Typology
Working Team Typology is a term denoting the definition of basic types of working teams.

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

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  • David Futrell
  • Eric Sundstrom
  • Kenneth de Meuse

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Last update: 11.08.2016

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