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Groups, Teams, And Communities Of Practice: A Comparison

A. Gilley, Steven J. Kerno
Published 2010 · Sociology

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Groups, teams, and communities of practice (CoPs) are becoming ubiquitous on the modern landscape. However, the organizational conditions under which these structures are most appropriate and when they are of little or no use have received little attention. This article compares and contrasts groups, teams, and CoPs, and offers guidelines and a word of caution for HRD professionals and their organizations attempting to orchestrate the transition to CoPs.
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