Groups and Teams Paper

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Rene Valencia
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Groups and Teams Paper
What is a group? What is a team? A group is persons or objects put together. It’s a set of things that have regular contact. You can find groups for plenty of activities. For example, there are badminton groups, AA groups, senior citizen groups, ect. A team is similar but it’s a group on the same side, as in a game. It is a group organized to work together as a team. For example, the group that we formed at school is the team that I am in; we do our team paper assignments together. We work as a team to get our work done and turned in on time. Groups and teams are similar. What is diversity? Diversity is defined as understanding, accepting, valuing, and celebrating the differences among people. Age, class, ethnicity, gender, race, deal with diversity. Team dynamics relates to diversity in the workplace in a few ways. (Ferrer-chancy,2009).
The differences of a group and a team are similar, but they do signify different from each other. A team is more organized and work together to achieve assignments, missions, ect. A team has specific goals that they want to accomplish. They have to work together and communicate well. Communication is important in a team, because without communication the team will not be successful. A team usually has specific roles for each team member of the team. For example, whenever we have a team paper that’s due we have to communicate well in order to fulfill the task and the deadline of the paper. Each team member gets a section of the paper to work on, and they are required to turn in their part to the team leader. At the end the team leader will gather every team members paper through email, than he or she will put it together. All this work requires communication thru texting, calling, or even meeting up with...