#4 … Top 10 Posts from 2015 — Groups vs. Teams: What’s the Difference?

Working Together Teamwork Puzzle Concept, Scott Maxwell, Flickr

In a previous post I shared some observations on my top blogs posts from 2015. In the coming weeks I will be taking time both to share new content and to share some of the top viewed posts from the past year.

The #4 post from 2015 was …

Groups vs. Teams: What’s the Difference?

 

I love Shidle’s observations about teams…

A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself
and his contribution to praise the skills of the others.”

– Norman Shidle

Most people participate in some form of a team or group on a regular basis. This happens through recreation in the realm of sports and clubs. This happens on the job as people come together to get things done within organizations.

Although you likely have been part of both groups and teams in the past, do you understand the difference? What are the key distinctions between a group and a team?

Check out this top post (both in 2014 and 2015) regarding the difference between groups and teams. Here’s the link to the Purpose in Leadership’s #4 post from 2015:

Groups vs. Teams: What’s the Difference?

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