Pie is Not Salad (and Committees are Not Teams)
Let’s start calling pie “a salad”.
Or a snake “a puppy”,
Or a committee “a team”.
You can’t do that. But it’s weird to me that we try it all the time. A name change doesn’t equal function change.
Teamwork is not the same as committee-work.
A committee is a “commission”. A subordinate, representative body whose goal is to accomplish work given to them by those over them. They are a part of a deliberative assembly.
Calling this “a team” is calling pie “a salad”. It’s not the same thing.
A team is a group of people who unite their talent and skills for a common goal and purpose.
The women who are currently playing in the World Cup soccer tournament are each a part of a team.
The suits who sit around a conference table and whiteboard problems given to them by their superiors are a committee.