Authors

  • David Robotham1
  • 1Department of Human Resource Management, Leicester Business School, De Montfort University, Bosworth House, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, UK

Abstract

Groups are a central component of any organisation and so having an understanding of how they function is important for any member of an organisation. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview and critical evaluation of how thinking on groups within organisations has emerged and developed. It explains how groups develop, and considers whether the emergence of teams in organisations represents a shift in thinking, or only represents a renaming exercise. The role of technology in relation to groups is also explored with the emergence of virtual teams.

Keywords

  • groups
  • group work
  • teams
  • review

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