A collection of individuals interacting with one another so that each person influences and is influenced by each other person to some degree. Group members are distinguished from a mere aggregate of individuals by having a shared purpose, by being aware of each other, and by interacting and communicating with each other. A team can be regarded as a special type of group, which has a well-defined structure, organization, and communication patterns. Team assignments are usually designated before an activity, whereas those of other types of groups are often assumed in the course of group interaction.
Subjects: Social sciences