Team Work - Meaning and Tips for better Team Work
A single brain sometimes is not capable of taking critical decisions alone. An individual needs the support and guidance of others to come out with an effective solution. When individuals come together on a common platform with a common objective of accomplishing a task, a team is formed. Ideally the team members should be from a common background and have a common goal to ensure maximum compatibility. The team members must complement each other and work in close coordination as a single unit to deliver their best.
As they say There is no I in Team Work, every individual must think of his team first and the personal interests must take a back seat.
The success of any team is directly proportional to the relation among its team members and their collective efforts.
What is Team Work ?
The sum of the efforts undertaken by each team member for the achievement of the teams objective is called team work.
In other words, team work is the backbone of any team.
Every member in a team has to perform and contribute in his best possible way to achieve a common predefined goal. Individual performances do not count in a team and it is the collective performance of the team workers which matters the most.
Let us go through a real life situation.
One cannot work alone in any organization and thus teams are formed where individuals work together for a common objective. Peter, Michael, Jackson and Sandra represented the legal team in a leading organization. Peter and Michael always took the initiative and performed their level best while Jackson and Sandra had a laidback attitude towards work. Their team could never meet their targets inspite of Peter and Michaels hard work.
Peter and Michael worked hard, then why do you think their team fell short of targets?
In a team; everyone has to work equally for the maximum output.
Team work is the collective effort of each and every team member to achieve their assigned goal. No member can afford to sit back and expect the other member to perform on his behalf.
The team members must be committed towards their team as well as their organization to avoid conflicts. Nothing productive comes out of unnecessary conflict and in turn diverts the concentration and focus of the team members. Every member should adopt an adjusting and a flexible attitude. One should consider his/her team members as a part of his extended family all working together towards a common goal. The team members must be dependent on each other for the best to come out.
Tips for a better team work
Let us go through some steps for a better team work
- Characteristics of a Good Team
- Team Models
- Types of Teams
- Importance of a Team
- Importance of Team Building
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