Every executive dreams of fostering the kind of work culture that turns every employee into a high performer. The kind of high performing work culture that creates cohesive teams that work extraordinary well to overcome obstacles, who push above and beyond on every project, and who are dedicated to your organization
Some companies, like Google and Face book, have been incredibly successful at creating this type of organizational cultures. Others have had much less success, despite seeming to mirror everything the tech giants do.
But it is not enough to simply mimic the surface-level actions of high-performing companies. Replacing cubicles with open desks will not breed collaboration and teamwork by itself.
Effective Teams are Key to High Performing and Profitable Companies
Jobs are becoming more and more complex and very few jobs today lend themselves to solitary action. To solve problems we need to put our heads together and work together. It doesn’t mean everybody doing the same thing or everybody being able to do each other’s jobs. Properly managed, teamwork maximizes strengths and brings out the best in each team member. It’s the glue, which keeps a team together.
Teamwork Maximizes Strengths and Reduces Weaknesses
Teamwork has often been described as one plus one equals three. On teams, people can work together and accomplish much more than they could by themselves. Your company can also accomplish great things when everyone is working together toward a common goal. Define that goal clearly and watch your people achieve it.
Teamwork Makes the Job Easier
When a team works well together, it allows staff members to feel more comfortable in offering suggestions. Team members become accustomed to processing brainstorming information, and the company benefits from the variety of suggestions that come from effective teams
Individual weaknesses can be minimized through the efforts of the team. You place your people where their strengths can be best used. Without strong teamwork, it can be difficult for managers and executives to determine which staff members can best accomplish job tasks.
Teamwork Makes Work Fun
Work is more fun when you are a part of a team. You can build on other people’s ideas and share in completing the assignment together. You also have another pair of eyes to look at the work, which further reduces errors and mistakes. Teams that enjoy working together can accomplish great things for your company and great teams achieve their goals again and again.
How can Teamwork be improved?
There are challenges each day in any workplace, and a strong team environment can act as a support mechanism for staff members. Work group members can help each other improve their performance and work together toward improving their professional development. Team members also come to rely on each other and trust each other. These bonds can be important when the team faces a particularly difficult challenge or if the group is forced to deal with the loss of a team member while still trying to maintain productivity.
Look for our next blog where we will introduce a new and proven way to measure and improve the social and emotional functioning of teams or contact Kandidata Asia directly.