A team “becomes a genius when everyone works together.” It has been said that many “average” people, when working as a team, test at “genius” level or higher.
What is a Team?
A team is not just a group of individuals who work at the same location or have the same logo on their business card. A real team is made up of people who may be unequal in experience, talent, or education, but who are equal in their commitment to working together to achieve the goals and good of the organisation
A team is a group of two or more people who combine their talents and abilities to accomplish a specific goal or series of goals. Virtually every progressive company in the world today is committed to building and maintaining high-quality teams. It is often said that if you want to go fast, you should go alone and if the objective is to go far, you should go together.
Some Great Benefits of Teamwork:
1. Increased efficiency
When working in a team, you are working towards a common goal or set of objectives. The whole process of your work becomes more efficient, for example if there is a problem faced along the way there are more ‘hands on deck’ to help solve the issue. Similarly, having multiple team members on board allows you to get the work done faster with shared responsibilities.
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.
2. Shared workload
When working in a team towards a common goal, the workload is shared among all team members. In a perfect scenario, this work should be shared equally and be distributed according to the strengths of each member.
Don’t let the weight of your goals crush you,
none of us is as smart as all of us
– John C Maxwell
Teamwork is about working towards the same goal – if you finish your work before others you should offer your assistance in order to help complete the project. When it comes to delegation, this should be conducted with the strengths of your employees in mind. Assigning tasks to the correct people will ensure maximum efficiency and a high-quality output.
I am constantly being asked about individuals.
The only way to win is as a team.
Football is not about one or two or three-star players
Some Characteristics Of A Champion Team
- Members depending on each other
- Members know that their opinion is important
- Members have defined roles
- Members Tasks are allocated according to the Team’s strength
- Members create an environment where the team feels comfortable and safe sharing ideas
- Members learn their mistakes and celebrate together victories
- Members see problems as a collective responsibility
- Members are committed to each other
Engaged teams outperform their competitors by as much as 202% Teamwork doesn’t happen by accident. It requires commitment and effort, a willingness to accept the uniqueness of others, and an appreciation of diversity.
Are You a Team Player?
Question: Are you assigning tasks according to each team members individual strengths? Do you understand your strengths and that of your team? Leave your comment below, and share this post.