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Interdepartmental work groups:
pass work from
department to department (purchasing,
receiving, accounts payable) in a chain, forming a
super group; membership closed; coupling tight;
Committees and task forces:
formed to deal with
a subject area or issue, then disband; does not
require full-time work by the members;
membership not too closed; interaction not as
“Communities of practice”:
group of people who
work or play together for so long that they have
developed an identifiable way of doing things; ex.
Types of Groups (cont.)