I have been fortunate enough to work within team environments throughout my career. I have learned the value behind teamwork, the strength in a team, and the benefits of collaboration.
Teamwork plays an essential role in workplace success. If the team is running well, the workplace runs well. A top notch team can bring a lot of value to an organization.
Where can the value of teamwork be found? Value can be found in maximizing the team’s strengths, becoming more efficient, individual accountability and high workplace morale.
A strong team maximizes individual strengths. Each member has a different skill set; by bringing out their key strengths, the team becomes better equipped. Tapping into individual strengths within a team environment maximizes the overall strength of the organization.
A successful team understands the goals and objectives of the company and is committed to achieving them. By working as a team and combining different schools of thought, we can achieve what one individual alone cannot. Quality decisions come out of collaboration of various opinions where each member is dedicated to the outcome of projects.
Each member is held accountable by the rest of the team. Strong team members do not want to let their team down, in fact, most members will work extra hard to ensure their portion of the project is complete.
Teamwork supports an empowered workplace. Empowering others to do an exceptional job keeps morale high. When one can bounce ideas off of others and can lean on a team for support or advice it increases individual confidence. Team members have a sense of belonging and trust where they can share ideas in a safe environment.
“Great things in business are never done by one person, they are done by a team” ~ Steve Jobs