The Importance of Working as a Team

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” One can understand the importance of teamwork from the above quote by Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company. Without proper teamwork and cooperation between individuals, it is difficult for organizations to succeed in their business ventures. Let us have a closer look at more components of working in teams.

 

Business Goals:

Organizations must achieve their targets and generate revenues so employees have to finish their tasks within the desired timeline. By working together as a team employees can share their ideas and finish the required work efficiently and quickly. In addition, individuals can help one another and correct each others’ mistakes instantly through teamwork.

Competitiveness:

When working as a team, there is always fierce competition among employees to outperform each other. This is mutually beneficial for employees and the organization. Moreover, teamwork brings in a sense of urgency to complete tasks.

Improving Cooperation:

Employees can understand their strengths and weaknesses better and improve their cooperation levels by working together. Having better relations increases the bonding between employees and that makes them perform their work diligently. Every member in the team can support other and it brings out the best in everyone.

Scope for Specialization:

Exhibiting strong teamwork at the workplace enables managers to delegate job responsibilities more easily. The quality of work increases by dividing tasks among staff members with specialized skills and interests. Hence, organizations can accomplish their set goals and make more profits.

Positive Corporate Culture:

Working in teams motivates employees to work harder and smarter in order to get the respect of others. It develops positive workplace culture and earns brand recognition from customers and the public.

Skill Development:

Individuals can learn new things and develop themselves through teamwork. Seeing other members with different skillsets can improve everyone on the team to acquire the same skills.  It results in the overall well-being of the organization and personal development of all.

Sharing Workload:

Forming teams and working towards a common goal is a good way to share the workload among employees. It builds a strong support network within the organization. Delegation of responsibilities to the right people will ensure it’s of high-quality.

Great Learning Experience:

It is always fascinating to know about new things and teamwork provides the perfect opportunity for that. Working together with people from different skills and backgrounds is a great learning experience for staff members.

 

Hence, organizations should encourage teamwork at the workplace as it strengthens bonding between workers. Employees will feel motivated to finish their tasks and contribute to the overall success of the organization.

 

Magesh | DBPC Blog

Benefits of Getting to Know Your Employees

Business is like soccer. A company is like a soccer team. A manager is like the coach. The team is composed of the employees and their positions make up the game plan. Every time you close a deal or make a sale, you win a match. Haven’t had many victories recently? Need a stronger and more efficient squad? Want to win the World Cup of business?

The answer lies within the saying, “Know those who labour among you.” Be acquainted with each employee individually – personally and professionally. Still not motivated to score the goal of familiarity? Here are some benefits of getting to know your employees:

Effective motivation
Not every incentive is stimulating in the same way to every worker. It’s a fact. Announcing an ugly Christmas sweater day might immediately get one employee planning what to wear, while a crazy hair day will be tonnes of fun for another. Everyone is different. Organizing office events and developing work incentives according to your employees’ interests/personalities will produce better responses and more excitement, leading to greater results. In return, your team will be more cooperative with company management and their increased commitment will catalyze profits and business growth.

Stronger team
When the relationship between a coach and his/her team is solely based on commands, with very little to no appreciation for each player, it’s a breeding group for resentment and loss. Put yourself in the players’ shoes and think about it. How pleasant is it to take yelled orders, without having any freedom to suggest otherwise? Not very. Now what about being able to get advice, sometimes even with a stern tone, but from an individual who you consider to be your mentor in the game and who has shown to have kind and respectable character? Sounds much better, doesn’t it? Well, it’s the same when it comes to the workplace. A boss who honestly cares about each individual in his/her office, and not just about profit and numbers, is easier to work for. Knowing the learning and communication style of each team member is crucial to a playing smooth game and achieving champion results.

Greater profitability
Even though this might be the most obvious benefit, it is far from being the least important. Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each employee will result in more effective task delegation and better outcomes. Familiarity will also aid in creating a work environment where management’s interests naturally become those of the workers and vice versa. When a company has no need to waste time on dealing with internal strife due to misunderstandings, more energy can be directed towards generating sales and revenue. The healthier the connection is within, the stronger the team is – ready to face any challenge with confidence.

Business is like soccer. Know your team and you will know how to win.

 

Y. Kowlessar | DBPC Blog