Essence of Teamwork Essence of Team work What is Teamwork?
Larger, ambitious goals requiring unique tailor made approaches usually require that people work together with other people in a team and not as individual.
Companies today want people who are team player, people who are able to get along with their colleagues and work together in a cohesive group to achieve organizational targets sacrificing their own personal interests at times. Such people are hard to find.
Prerequisites for Teamwork
1. Common and well-defined Goal
2. A team Leader (not a boss)
Causes of failures
Examination quickly reveals that under-performance derives, not from ineffective policies or individual incompetence, but from interactions among staff, i.e. process rather than performance. This factor, often referred to as group dynamics, needs to be understood and utilized if an organization is to achieve its full potential for effectiveness.
Skills Needed For Teamwork 1.Listening
It is important to listen to other people's ideas. When people are allow to freely express their ideas, these initial ideas will produce other ideas. Ideally you should follow 80/20 rule.
It is important to ask questions, interact, and discuss objectives of team and also plan for execution.
Individuals are encouraged to exchange, defend, and then to ultimately rethink their ideas and come to mutually agreed solution if possible. 4. Helping