What is the difference between a Team Lead and Team Member?
A Team Lead oversees the Team's leadership responsibilities. These may include, but are not limited to management of the the Team’s profile page and settings, as well as management of the team members and addition or removal of Members from a Team. A Team Lead can also create new projects and invite team members to join the project. They are also the main point of contact between a Hirer and the Team Members for all queries, and the point person to escalate and mediate any issues between the Team and a Hirer.
Team members are members of a team that is lead by the Team Lead. They can request to join a team and communicate with the rest of the team. They can also request to join new projects and/or be removed from a team. However, they cannot amend or delete a Team’s profile or post Projects to the Team. To communicate with a Hirer, the Team Members must raise their queries via the Team Lead, who will then escalate the matter(s) to the Hirer.
Please note that a Team Lead could concede their leadership position to another Member by nominating another person from their Team to be the Team Lead. This could be due to any number of personal or professional reason(s), and it is perfectly fine to make such a decision. However, we strongly advise all Team Leads to consult with the rest of their Team Members prior to finalisation of their decision, as this will better ensure the avoidance of any future conflicts or disparagement.