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Team vs. Crew: What's the Difference?

Edited by Sumera Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on October 2, 2023
"A team is a group organized to work together, often interchangeably, while a crew is a group of people specifically assigned to operate or service."

Key Differences

A team typically refers to a group of individuals brought together to achieve a common goal or to perform a particular task. The members of a team often have varied skills and talents which contribute to the accomplishment of the assigned objectives. In contrast, a crew is usually associated with people working together, particularly in manual or mechanical labor, such as the crew of a ship or aircraft. Crew members usually have specific roles and responsibilities that are essential for the operation of a particular system or equipment.
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In a sports context, a team is a group of players forming one side in competitive games or sports. Each member might have specific roles but is working collectively towards winning the game or achieving success. In contrast, the term crew in sports is often associated with team members in rowing, where each crew member has a defined role, and coordination and synchronization are pivotal for performance. Here, crew implies a collective effort towards maneuvering the boat efficiently.
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Within professional settings, a team is often comprised of individuals with diverse skills and expertise, collaboratively working to accomplish organizational goals or projects. The synergy in a team is built on mutual respect and shared responsibilities. A crew, in the professional sense, might refer to a group of workers assigned to handle specific tasks or operations, such as a construction crew. The crew focuses on the execution of assigned tasks, ensuring the functionality and reliability of the operations they handle.
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In everyday language, the term team often implies collaboration, mutual support, and collective effort to reach a common objective, emphasizing interaction and shared responsibility. The word crew, on the other hand, usually denotes a group of people with specialized skills, working together to operate, maintain, or service, emphasizing more on the execution and operation of tasks.
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Teams and crews are both crucial for achieving goals and ensuring the success of operations, but they imply different kinds of group dynamics and structures. While a team emphasizes diversity of skills and collaborative effort, a crew emphasizes specific roles and operational execution. Both are integral in varied contexts, whether in sports, professional settings, or everyday activities, highlighting the importance of collective effort and cooperation.
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Comparison Chart

Definition

A group organized to work together for a common goal.
A group specifically assigned to operate or service.
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Usage

In diverse settings for collaborative efforts.
Typically in specific labor or operational tasks.
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Roles

Varied skills and roles, working interchangeably.
Specific roles and responsibilities.
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Context

Can be used in sports, business, and other activities.
Often associated with manual or mechanical labor.
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Emphasis

On collaboration and mutual support.
On execution and operation of tasks.
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Team and Crew Definitions

Team

A group of people with a full set of complementary skills required to complete a task.
The project was successful thanks to the collaborative effort of the team.
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Crew

A group of people with a full set of complementary skills required to complete a task.
The project was successful thanks to the collaborative effort of the team.
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Team

Individuals working together to achieve a common goal.
Each member of the basketball team played their part to win the match.
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Crew

Individuals working together to achieve a common goal.
Each member of the basketball team played their part to win the match.
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Team

A group organized to work together in a coordinated effort.
The research team was comprised of experts from different fields.
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Crew

A collection of people recognized as a single entity due to shared interests or objectives.
The marketing team launched an innovative campaign.
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Team

A group on the same side, as in a game.
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Crew

A group of people working together, typically in manual labor.
The construction crew worked diligently to complete the building on time.
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Team

The members of a team who are actively playing at a given time
After a stellar performance in last week's game, the shooting guard was promoted to the starting team.
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Crew

Team members in sports like rowing.
The rowing crew practiced every morning to improve their synchronization.
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Team

A group organized for work or activity
A team of engineers.
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Crew

A group of people working together; a gang
A crew of stagehands.
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Team

Two or more draft animals used to pull a vehicle or farm implement.
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Crew

(Slang) A group of people, especially friends or associates.
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Team

A vehicle along with the animal or animals harnessed to it.
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Crew

All personnel operating or serving aboard a ship.
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Team

A group of animals exhibited or performing together, as horses at an equestrian show.
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Crew

All of a ship's personnel except the officers.
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Team

A brood or flock.
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Crew

All personnel operating or serving aboard an aircraft in flight.
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Team

To harness or join together so as to form a team.
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Crew

A team of rowers, as of a racing shell.
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Team

To transport or haul with a draft team.
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Crew

The sport of rowing.
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Team

To form a team or an association. Often used with up.
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Crew

To serve as a member of a crew
Crewed on a sloop.
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Team

To drive a team or truck.
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Crew

To serve as a crew member on
The space station will be crewed by a team of eight people.
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Team

A set of draught animals, such as two horses in front of a carriage.
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Crew

A past tense of crow2.
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Team

Any group of people involved in the same activity, especially sports or work.
We need more volunteers for the netball team.
The IT manager leads a team of three software developers.
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Crew

A group of people together
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Team

(obsolete) A group of animals moving together, especially young ducks.
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Crew

(obsolete) Any company of people; an assemblage; a throng.
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Team

A royalty or privilege granted by royal charter to a lord of a manor, of having, keeping, and judging in his court, his bondmen, neifes, and villains, and their offspring, or suit, that is, goods and chattels, and appurtenances thereto.
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Crew

A group of people (often staff) manning and operating a large facility or piece of equipment such as a factory, ship, boat, airplane, or spacecraft.
If you need help, please contact a member of the crew.
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Team

A group of people who favor one side of a binary debate that is divided and lacks a well-established clear consensus.
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Crew

A group of people working together on a task.
The crews competed to cut the most timber.
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Team

(intransitive) To form a group, as for sports or work.
They teamed to complete the project.
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Crew

(arts) The group of workers on a dramatic production who are not part of the cast.
There are a lot of carpenters in the crew!
The crews for different movies would all come down to the bar at night.
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Team

To go together well; to harmonize.
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Crew

A close group of friends.
I'd look out for that whole crew down at Jack's.
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Team

(transitive) To convey or haul with a team.
To team lumber
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Crew

A set of individuals lumped together by the speaker.
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Team

(transitive) To form together into a team.
To team oxen
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Crew

(Scouting) A group of Rovers.
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Team

(transitive) To give work to a gang under a subcontractor.
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Crew

A hip-hop or b-boying group.
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Team

A group of young animals, especially of young ducks; a brood; a litter.
A team of ducklings about her.
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Crew

(rowing) A rowing team manning a single shell.
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Team

Hence, a number of animals moving together.
A long team of snowy swans on high.
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Crew

A person in a crew
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Team

Two or more horses, oxen, or other beasts harnessed to the same vehicle for drawing, as to a coach, wagon, sled, or the like.
To take his team and till the earth.
It happened almost every day that coaches stuck fast, until a team of cattle could be procured from some neighboring farm to tug them out of the slough.
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Crew

(plural: crew) A member of the crew of a vessel or plant.
One crew died in the accident.
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Team

A number of persons associated together in any work; a gang; especially, a number of persons selected to contend on one side in a match, or a series of matches, in a cricket, football, rowing, etc.
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Crew

A worker on a dramatic production who is not part of the cast.
There were three actors and six crew on the set.
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Team

A flock of wild ducks.
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Crew

A member of a ship's company who is not an officer.
The officers and crew assembled on the deck.
There are quarters for three officers and five crew.
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Team

A royalty or privilege granted by royal charter to a lord of a manor, of having, keeping, and judging in his court, his bondmen, neifes, and villains, and their offspring, or suit, that is, goods and chattels, and appurtenances thereto.
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Crew

The sport of competitive rowing.
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Team

To engage in the occupation of driving a team of horses, cattle, or the like, as in conveying or hauling lumber, goods, etc.; to be a teamster.
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Crew

A pen for livestock such as chickens or pigs
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Team

To convey or haul with a team; as, to team lumber.
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Crew

To be a member of a vessel's crew
We crewed together on a fishing boat last year.
The ship was crewed by fifty sailors.
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Team

A cooperative unit
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Crew

To be a member of a work or production crew
The film was crewed and directed by students.
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Team

Two or more draft animals that work together to pull something
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Crew

To supply workers or sailors for a crew
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Team

Form a team;
We teamed up for this new project
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Crew

(nautical) To do the proper work of a sailor
The crewing of the vessel before the crash was deficient.
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Team

Players forming one side in a sports game.
The football team trained hard for the upcoming match.
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Crew

(nautical) To take on, recruit (new) crew
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Team

A collection of people recognized as a single entity due to shared interests or objectives.
The marketing team launched an innovative campaign.
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Crew

The Manx shearwater.
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Crew

A company of people associated together; an assemblage; a throng.
There a noble crewOf lords and ladies stood on every side.
Faithful to whom? to thy rebellious crew?
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Crew

The company of seamen who man a ship, vessel, or at; the company belonging to a vessel or a boat.
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Crew

In an extended sense, any small body of men associated for a purpose; a gang; as (Naut.), the carpenter's crew; the boatswain's crew.
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Crew

The men who man a ship or aircraft
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Crew

An organized group of workmen
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Crew

An informal body of friends;
He still hangs out with the same crowd
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Crew

The team of men manning a racing shell
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Crew

Serve as a crew member on
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Crew

A group organized to work together in a coordinated effort.
The research team was comprised of experts from different fields.
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Crew

Players forming one side in a sports game.
The football team trained hard for the upcoming match.
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Crew

A group of people employed to work together on a ship, aircraft, etc.
The ship’s crew prepared for the long voyage ahead.
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Crew

Individuals assigned to operate or service specific equipment or tasks.
The film crew was busy setting up the scenes for shooting.
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Crew

People with specialized skills working collectively.
The rescue crew arrived promptly to assist the stranded hikers.
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FAQs

A group of people working together, typically in manual labor.

The construction crew worked diligently to complete the building on time.
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Team members in sports like rowing.

The rowing crew practiced every morning to improve their synchronization.
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People with specialized skills working collectively.

The rescue crew arrived promptly to assist the stranded hikers.
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Individuals assigned to operate or service specific equipment or tasks.

The film crew was busy setting up the scenes for shooting.
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Can a team have members with varied skills?

Yes, a team often comprises members with varied and complementary skills working together.
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Does a crew emphasize operational execution?

Indeed, a crew emphasizes the execution and operation of specific tasks or services.
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A group of people employed to work together on a ship, aircraft, etc.

The ship’s crew prepared for the long voyage ahead.
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Is the term “crew” associated with rowing?

Yes, “crew” is a term often used to describe team members in the sport of rowing.
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Are teams integral in organizational success?

Absolutely, teams are crucial for collaboration and achieving organizational objectives.
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Is a crew essential for manual labor tasks?

Yes, crews are integral for successfully completing manual or mechanical labor tasks.
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What does a crew usually operate?

A crew usually operates or services specific equipment, systems, or tasks, often in labor-intensive settings.
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Can a team be comprised of experts from different fields?

Yes, teams often include individuals with diverse expertise working together.
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Are crews pivotal in the maritime industry?

Definitely, crews are essential for operating and maintaining ships in the maritime industry.
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Does a crew play a vital role in emergency response?

Absolutely, crews play a vital role in ensuring prompt and efficient emergency response.
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What is the primary focus of a team?

A team primarily focuses on collaboration and working together to achieve a common goal.
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Oct 02, 2023

Is a crew assigned to specific roles?

Yes, crew members are usually assigned specific roles and responsibilities within the group.
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Can a team be used in a sports context?

Absolutely, the term “team” is commonly used to describe groups in sports.
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Is a crew required to have specialized skills?

Often, crews possess specialized skills pertinent to their assigned roles and tasks.
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Can a crew operate in specialized sectors like film production?

Yes, crews operate in specialized sectors like film production to handle specific tasks.
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Can teams be found in educational settings?

Yes, teams are often formed in educational settings for collaborative learning and projects.
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Is forming a team important for project completion?

Forming a team is often essential for effective completion of diverse projects.
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Does a team imply interaction and shared responsibility?

Yes, a team implies interaction, shared responsibility, and collaborative efforts.
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Is having a crew crucial for aircraft operation?

Having a trained crew is crucial for the safe and efficient operation of aircraft.
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Does a team emphasize mutual support?

Yes, a team emphasizes mutual support, shared responsibilities, and collective effort.
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Oct 02, 2023

Can being in a team foster personal development?

Yes, being in a team can foster personal and professional development through shared learning.
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