Team: two or more people interacting interdependently to accomplish common goals. 2 types of team development: stages of team development, forming: try to understand the boundaries and expectations, norming: realize that they need to work together to accomplish team goals. Storming: remain committed to ideas can trigger conflict: performing: members are comfortable working within their roles the team makes progress toward goals, adjourning: disengage. Members may experience anxiety and other emotions: punctuated equilibrium: at the initial team meeting, members make assumptions and establish a pattern of behavior that lasts for the first half of its life. Perform complex tasks that vary in duration & take place in highly visible or challenging circumstances. Virtual teams: a team in which the members are geographically dispersed, and interdependent activity occurs through e-mail, Predictable sequence cooperate with one another: over time norms and expectations develop regarding what different members are responsible for doing.