Definition of work group
: a group of people who work together: such as a : an organized group of coworkers within a business or other organization Thousands of unpaid amateurs joined him and then eventually organized into work groups. — Mattathias Schwartz, New Yorker, 28 Nov. 2011 During the first lunch, he sought employees' reaction to the company's recent wave of downsizings, which had included their work group. — Joan E. Rigdon, Wall Street Journal, 10 Aug. 1994 b : working group … a psychiatry professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and head of the APA [American Psychiatric Association] work group on sexual disorders for the latest edition of the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders … — Betsy Morris, Fortune, 10 May 1999
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