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Why is Teamwork Important

Stephen Rampur Jun 18, 2019
Teamwork is a very vital component of a successful business. Read on to know why teamwork is important in the workplace or in a business.
One piece of log creates a small fire, adequate to warm you up, add just a few more pieces to blast an immense bonfire, large enough to warm up your entire circle of friends; needless to say that individuality counts, but team work dynamites. ― Jin Kwon
Businesses of today are largely concerned about their profits. They take every possible step to increase their turnover.
The most important aspect that has a very substantial and positive impact on any business is teamwork. It is very significant for a company to use employee potential to the fullest.
Teamwork is not only used in the corporate world to achieve targets on time, but also in the world of sports.
If a team works towards a goal collectively, no one can stop it from reaching its goal. Due to the importance of teamwork in business, employers prefer to hire employees who are good team players.

Requirements for Being a Good Team Member

  • For becoming a good and effective team player in your company, you are required to have a particular set of skills and capabilities.
  • You have to be a good listener. This surely proves to be useful, since you are required to listen to ideas, suggestions, and conceptions of other employees or subordinates. You should be able to discuss the ideas and strategies suggested by your colleagues.
  • Next, you should encourage the participation of every member in the team for a collective effort to achieve a goal.
  • You also need to be able to share knowledge and understanding among the team members.
  • A very vital quality is to show respect to your seniors and subordinates. If you want to be a good team player, you should learn to respect people and their ideas.

Importance of Teamwork

Achieving Goals

You must have heard of the proverb, 'United we stand, divided, we fall'. Quite analogically, your business will remain strong when the team is together. If team members start quarreling, the business may be reduced to shambles.
Collective team activities are very important if the company or a process wants to reach its goal. There are some tasks that cannot be done individually, but can be easily accomplished by working in a team.

Increasing Individual Learning

In simple terms, a team is a group of people who have come together for achieving a common objective. Therefore, in a group of people, there are many intelligent minds and brains working.
When team members work together, they can learn the skills and capabilities of each other and advance their knowledge. This certainly can be beneficial in your professional as well as personal life.

Resolving Conflicts

There are many types of conflicts that may arise in the company, which may in turn have an adverse effect on the collective output. In order to resolve business conflicts, the knowledge, understanding, and expertise can be used efficiently for determining solutions to the problems. This significantly helps the business to grow.

Good Communication

Communication is an inevitably important factor in teamwork. When employees work in a team, they are able to pass on their ideas clearly. This rules out the possibilities of miscommunication due to complex hierarchy in the company. And due to ideas and concepts passed clearly, there is no scope for misunderstanding.

Generating New Business Improvement Ideas

If a manager encourages team members to participate in collective decision-making, he will be able to reach a good strategy by considering views and suggestions from all members. The business can think of incorporating ideas suggested by the team members. Employee participation in the management is a very effective tool in meliorating business strategies.
In an organization, the team leaders should conduct team building activities for letting employees know each other better, and work in a team effectively.