Man is a social animal.
He has always worked in close unison with his immediate ones. No matter what the task has been, he has never been alone and has always embarked on endeavors along with teams. This has been happening since time memorial.
In present times, if you look around, you will find the existence of teams almost everywhere.
Be it school teams, class groups, college sports teams, social congregations or interdependent departments at the workplace; all of them are various examples of teamwork at workplace.
Having said that, let us understand the definition of teamwork at workplace and discuss its importance.
The definition of a Teamwork
So, what is teamwork? What does it comprise of?
Teamwork can be defined as an intent and endeavor of a group of individuals for resolving/carrying out a task while synergizing their individual skills and expertise to do so. The team players work in tandem with each other to achieve a common goal.
They consider the goal as their main objective and leave no stone unturned to achieve the same.
The Importance of teamwork – the benefits of teamwork in the workplace
There are many benefits of performing in a team at a workplace.
However, for the sake of understanding, the benefits can be attributed to two main components of a team: An employer/Team Leader and the team members.
- Employer/Team leader has the liberty to set a task and assign the sub-tasks to the team members that he can review on a constant basis. Thus, it is make the work more manageable.
- Team Members do not have to succumb to the pressure of the task for they can contribute to it in their own way and by utilizing their key skills.
What is teamwork in the workplace and how important it can be?
Let us consider an example to understand the meaning/imprtnace of it.
If are one of the team members of a sales team and all of you are supposed to achieve a sales target; how would you go about it?
The team leader would essentially assign specific areas to specific team members to work and perform.
Further, each team member will be assigned a certain percentage of the target to be achieved. Form thereon, he would closely review each of the team members and guide them accordingly. Also, each of the team members would share his learning/key insights with the rest of the team members. Thus, the overall target is achieved by the seemingly isolated but highly interdependent team.
Further reading – Working in a Team: Advantages and Disadvantages