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Working Groups are open groups. They are comprised of individuals for individual standards projects or representatives from entities (such as corporations, government agencies or academic institutions) for corporate standards projects. All participating in working groups have technical expertise, knowledge and dedicated interest in the technology being standardized in the standard.

Working Groups meet and make technical decisions in the process of developing standards. Those participating in working groups have strong technical knowledge and expertise in the subject matter of the standard project, and understand and respect diverse points of view. Individuals and corporations in working groups work collaboratively to reach consensus in order to move the project to SA Ballot and ultimately IEEE Standards Board approval.