Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development, Volume 15

The role of team work in modern working organization

Mykolas Dromantas


Treatments of the concepts „team” and „team work” in human resources management are
analysed in the article, distinguishing their links with organizational psychology and organizational
sociology. This is a new view to the team work as to the interdisciplinary research subject. There
are no traditional methods to analyse organizational and individual activities, team-based modern
organization is rendered comprehensively. Team and team work concepts, structural borders are
purified, work organization activities research contents is provided taking into consideration the
specific organizational context.
It is concluded that team work as a phenomenon is subject of many social sciences (human
resources management, organizational psychology, educology, organizational sociology etc.) Each
of these sciences creates a peculiar (original) attitude towards the team work phenomenon. E. g.,
psychology explains the team work as interaction between individuals, educology deems it like
competence, which can be trained and developed. In the organizational sociology context the team
work is seen like interaction between groups and relations inside the organization. Neither of the
mentioned social sciences taken separately can create versatile and universal theoretical image
(model) of the team work which would be suitable to execute interdisciplinary research and to develop
human resources management practice.
After having analysed the role of team work, the premises of efficient functioning as well as
opportunities in the contemporary work organizations, democratic reconstructing, qualitative role
of team work is noted.

Keyword(s): agent of changes management, concept of team, teamwork, working organization

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