Whether you are a jack of all trades or a master of one, you cannot be truly successful unless you learn to work as a team member. In this age of competition, we fail to realize the importance of teamwork truly.
We all love to be leaders but if we can’t learn to work within a team, we will be failures more than leaders. Those who build strong teams have two important qualities in them:
- They set clear visions and goals for the team.
- They possess a lot of emotional intelligence.
As team members too, individuals must inculcate a lot of emotional intelligence in them to be able to work with others with unity and less friction. We live in a multidisciplinary world wherein teamwork is an integral component. The need for teamwork is critical for every business since we are part of an economy where interaction, even with those whom we are not associated with, is important.
Here are some important reasons why teamwork is important in today’s world:
Teamwork in a workplace fosters an atmosphere of loyalty and friendship. Close-knit relationship between employees motivates them to work in unison, work harder and be more cooperative and supportive with each other.
We all as individuals possess diverse strengths, weaknesses, skills, habits and potentials. When we don’t work under an atmosphere of team spirit, we encounter more challenges and lesser productivity. The business suffers too as it is unable to achieve the overall objectives and goals. When teamwork in encouraged within an organization, employees do not focus on self-achievement but rather on working together towards achieving the company’s business objectives and goals.
When you build a strong teamwork structure in your organization, you provide a platform of diverse creativity, thoughts, opportunities, perspectives and approaches of problem solving. When you put a united team together, you provide an opportunity for creative individuals to brainstorm together. This results in success with more problem solving and solutions than conflicts and obstacles.