Enhance Effectiveness The Importance ofTeamworkin the Workplace Improve Efficiency COME TOGETHER. By: Alexandra Witt
“Two heads are better than one.” THINK BIG. CREATE BIGGER.
What is teamwork? "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” -Andrew Carnegie
How does teamwork work? It starts with a team. A team is “a set of people with a range of different skills who will ideally have objectives that contribute to the overall corporate strategy of business.” -”Using Teamwork to Build a Better Workplace” – case study by The Times 100 (Chartered Management Institute)
In simple terms, Teamwork is simply just a team collaborating with each other to reach a common goal.
Why it works The whole is greater than the sum of its parts Leadership and management provides organization and structure. EFFECTIVENESS. EFFICIENCY.
There’s one con… TEAMS FAIL. Unwillingness to cooperate Lack of leadership No managerial support Frustration can lead to loss of motivation Too much competition can stray teams away from the common goal
But the Pros Outweigh the Cons. Creates cooperative/friendly workplaces Creates leaders Better ideas through creative competition Strategic point of view = NO TUNNEL VISION Goal attacked from numerous points of view instead of just one. Less time consuming
Using Teamwork in Real Life Work Environments Brainstorm meetings Group Presentations Mentoring Event planning
Two heads are better than one
Collective > individual
Pros outweigh the cons
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” - Michael Jordan