What is a team?
There are many types of teams. A functional team is a permanent team formed to perform operational activities for a specific part of the organization, such as finance, sales, marketing, etc. There is no set time limit for functional teams as they are needed to keep the business running. A project team is brought together for different periods of time to achieve a defined goal.
At the end of the project, the team was disbanded. Project teams are often a matrix, managed by members drawn from diverse functional teams to achieve project objectives. When the Project Manager has a high level of authority, this is known as a strong matrix; when the Functional Manager has stronger authority, this is known as a weak matrix.
In all organizational structures, there are many ‘teams within teams’. For example, if I were a Manager, I might have several teams in my overall team:
– Me and the whole team
– Me and every individual on my management team
– Me and all my management team
– Me and my colleagues in other departments
– Each individual management team and their direct subordinates
This is quite complicated if the structure …