Understanding the Differences Between Committees and Teams

Date

1995-03

Authors

Quinn, Brian A.

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Publisher

Chicago, III

Abstract

There are basic differences between the team approach and the committee approach. Participation on committees was a means of giving employees a voice and bringing people together to share ideas on a particular project or for a special purpose. The committee approach has been superseded by the concept of shared management and teams have been encouraged in order to work collaboratively using team problem-solving techniques. Teams tend to have more responsibility, more authority, and the team approach tends to be more proactive than the committee approach.

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Keywords

Teams in the workplace, Management committees, Library administration, Employee participation

Citation

Quinn, B. A. (1995). Understanding the differences between committees and teams. Library Administration & Management, 9, 111–116.

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