Networked teams, very basically, are composed of a loose group of individuals collaborating to achieve a common goal. These teams can be arranged using a learning management system, and may form a complex group of individuals with different backgrounds, cultures, education and languages.
Of course, many virtual teams may be comprised of members from all over the map, but the networked team is hard to distinguish, since it is so fluid and members may come and go. A learning management system may serve an important role in keeping track of members, tasks and goals.
In contrast, parallel teams have a distinct membership, working in short term to develop suggestions for improvement in a process or system. One task of parallel teams, for example, may be to analyze the company purposes and functions of its existing learning management system, safety procedures, etc.
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