Definition of workgroup in English:



  • 1A group within a workforce that normally works together.

    • ‘When employers want to reward all members of a hierarchical work group equally, they usually raise every member's wage by the same percentage.’
    • ‘They can join other work groups or work within one of the many formal and informal conferencing formats available on each floor without the intervention of a systems administrator.’
    • ‘When this originates from within the struggling work group, there is often greater commitment to the solution.’
    • ‘I hope that others can take the lessons learned here to their own work groups.’
    • ‘A total of 1068 municipal employees representing 65 different work groups were randomly selected from an eligible workforce of about 5000 employees.’
    • ‘Residents are requested to assemble along the main driveway so that work groups can be assigned.’
    • ‘The plan, under which about one-third of other work groups have accepted voluntary redundancy, is already set to cost over €190 million.’
    • ‘With commitments to friends and work groups within the League, it's just another tie that binds me to the outside world and keeps me from retreating into a shell on the couch.’
    • ‘She wanted me to follow her about as she went from work group to work group monitoring their jobs.’
    • ‘Community spirit is fostered through work groups, comprising the oldest and most experienced campers, who guide younger, newer campers through first days at the camp and while undertaking community projects.’
    • ‘It has to be accomplished manager by manager, work group by work group.’
    • ‘Victims were generally located within the main work group and sometimes identified as ‘stars’ who received the most nominations from fellow team members as preferred people to work with.’
    • ‘Well, each day that goes by that they don't achieve a deal with their pilot union and the other work groups, the odds of forced liquidation, I think, increase.’
    • ‘Discursive assessments are a valuable source for supervisors and senior managers to learn ‘what really goes on’ within a work group, a type of information that is not likely to be captured in any kind of documentary assessment.’
    • ‘The workforce is team-based, operating in work groups.’
    • ‘Those work groups are responsible for developing initiatives within their portfolios, and those work groups consist of people from a whole range of places across the organisation.’
    • ‘We choose work groups: setting the breakfast tables, chopping vegetables, sweeping.’
    • ‘There has been a lot of work done but there is still a lot to do so anyone who would like to help out can join the work group on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.’
    • ‘The work groups come to the area from May through August.’
    • ‘American management literature, both popular and scholarly, is rife with advice that managers should increase workforce diversity to enhance work group effectiveness.’
    1. 1.1Computing A group that shares data via a local network.
      • ‘I have a home network running over DSL, and I want to host an FTP server so I can allow archiving and retrieval of files for my work group.’
      • ‘I also had 300 odd emails to read from a work group I subscribe to.’
      • ‘This will enable rival vendors to develop products that can compete on a level playing field in the work group server operating system market.’
      • ‘If you put a page of paper on a copier, the copier will associate it with similar documents in your personal repository, in your work group's, or even on the Web.’
      • ‘Workers can tap into their e-mail messages, calendar, work group and other software using a Web browser.’