Definition of work group in English:

work group


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

    • ‘It has to be accomplished manager by manager, work group by work group.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A total of 1068 municipal employees representing 65 different work groups were randomly selected from an eligible workforce of about 5000 employees.’
    • ‘When employers want to reward all members of a hierarchical work group equally, they usually raise every member's wage by the same percentage.’
    • ‘The plan, under which about one-third of other work groups have accepted voluntary redundancy, is already set to cost over €190 million.’
    • ‘We choose work groups: setting the breakfast tables, chopping vegetables, sweeping.’
    • ‘When this originates from within the struggling work group, there is often greater commitment to the solution.’
    • ‘The workforce is team-based, operating in work groups.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘American management literature, both popular and scholarly, is rife with advice that managers should increase workforce diversity to enhance work group effectiveness.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The work groups come to the area from May through August.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She wanted me to follow her about as she went from work group to work group monitoring their jobs.’
    • ‘I hope that others can take the lessons learned here to their own work groups.’
    • ‘Residents are requested to assemble along the main driveway so that work groups can be assigned.’
    • ‘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.
      • ‘I also had 300 odd emails to read from a work group I subscribe to.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This will enable rival vendors to develop products that can compete on a level playing field in the work group server operating system market.’
      • ‘Workers can tap into their e-mail messages, calendar, work group and other software using a Web browser.’