What do you think of when you hear “group work?” The traumas of middle school? Or the focused and coordinated teams you work on in your job? Groups and teams, although used interchangeably as organizational vocabulary, actually represent two different collectives, according to research by Meredith Belbin. Groups, according to Belbin, consist of more than eight people working in a more-or-less coordinated fashion in a particular area of an organization. They may not share goals or deliverables, but find it useful to coordinate communication and efforts. Teams, on the other hand, are optimally four to six people…