Type of Team -when a task is difficult or complicated, teams can be formed anywhere and at any time. Let's take a closer look at the various types of teams.
1. Permanent teams- These teams work on an ongoing basis and are not disbanded once the task is completed. Let's look at an example to better understand the concept.
Rohit, Ram, Tina, and Ana had a strong interest in branding and promotions and were thus members of a leading organization's branding team. They were primarily in charge of promoting their brand and developing marketing strategies to maximize revenue for their organization. They worked extremely hard and always met their goals well ahead of schedule, but their team was always present and never disbanded. These are known as permanent teams.
Work or no work, the human resources team, operations team, administration team, and so on in any organization always function effectively throughout the year and are thus permanent teams.
2. Temporary teams - In contrast to permanent teams, temporary teams lose importance once the task is completed. Such teams are usually formed for a shorter period of time, either to assist the permanent team or to work when the permanent team members are busy with another project.
If there are short-term time-bound projects with a high volume of work due to tight deadlines, a temporary team is hired to handle the workload.
If there is a shortage of manpower or skilled personnel, this may be done.
3. Committee - Generally, committees are formed to work on a specific assignment, either permanently or temporarily. Individuals with common interests, more or less from the same background and attitudes, will come together on a common platform to form a committee and work on any matter, such as raising funds for a common goal, conducting any type of investigation, publishing a book, and all other major tasks involved in successfully organizing any event or project. The committee members collaborate and devise strategies to complete the task successfully.
4. Organization/Work Force - These groups form in organizations where team members collaborate under the expert guidance of a leader. A leader or a supervisor is usually chosen from among the members, and he or she works hard with his or her team to achieve a common goal. The leader must remain by his team's side throughout and get the most out of each team member. To avoid conflicts, the leader must not undervalue any of his team members and must accompany his/her team.
5. Cross-Functional Team - Let us illustrate this with an example.
Recruiting and Human Resources are two interconnected teams. These teams share similar skill sets and goals. Because their job roles are intertwined, team members can be moved within departments to fill any gaps in the event of an emergency. These types of teams are known as cross functional teams.
To avoid ego issues, the employees should ideally be on the same level. Individuals from various fields come together to form a cross functional team and work toward a common goal.