A group of individuals selected to work together within an organisation in order to complete a given task, specific group of tasks, or undertake a specific project. Working in teams provides a vehicle for fully utilising employees’ individual skills. They enable an organisation to blend / combine specialist knowledge and skills for specific purposes, such as: achieving corporate goals / objectives; completing major / complex tasks through co-ordinated activities; finding effective solutions to problems that may require co-operation, co-ordination, synergy; consulting and making decisions; training purposes, where specialist knowledge and skills are shared; creating a flexible workforce (once new skills have been acquired); motivating workers by varying tasks, responsibilities, social relationships.