Chapter 10: two or more people who work interdependently over some ime period to accomplish common related to some task oriented purpose. Team characterisic: the task, unit, and member qualiies that can be used to describe team, team characterisics provide a means of categorizing and examining teams, which is important because team come in so many shapes and sizes. Work team: a relaively permanent team in which members work together to produce goods and provide services, full ime commitment. Management teams: a relaively permanent team that paricipates in managerial level tasks that afect the enire organizaion, management teams paricipate in managerial level tasks that afect the organizaion, help the organizaion achieve long ime goals. Parallel teams: a team composed of members from various jobs within the organizaion that meets to provide recommendaions about important issues, issues that run parallel to the organizaion"s producion process, part-ime commitment.