Definition of work group in English:

work group


  • 1A group within a workforce who normally work together.

    • ‘Residents are requested to assemble along the main driveway so that work groups can be assigned.’
    • ‘When employers want to reward all members of a hierarchical work group equally, they usually raise every member's wage by the same percentage.’
    • ‘She wanted me to follow her about as she went from work group to work group monitoring their jobs.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The work groups come to the area from May through August.’
    • ‘A total of 1068 municipal employees representing 65 different work groups were randomly selected from an eligible workforce of about 5000 employees.’
    • ‘The workforce is team-based, operating in work groups.’
    • ‘I hope that others can take the lessons learned here to their own work groups.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The plan, under which about one-third of other work groups have accepted voluntary redundancy, is already set to cost over €190 million.’
    • ‘It has to be accomplished manager by manager, work group by work group.’
    • ‘American management literature, both popular and scholarly, is rife with advice that managers should increase workforce diversity to enhance work group effectiveness.’
    • ‘When this originates from within the struggling work group, there is often greater commitment to the solution.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1Computing
      A group who share data via a local network.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’