1. To Build
Teamwork brings success, workable team brings more successes
2. Like Henry Ford said, " Coming
together is a beginning. Keeping
together is progress. Working
together is success. What are we
waiting for, " Let's come together,
keep together and work together to
be successful in personal and
3. “None of us is as smart as all of us.”
–- Ken Blanchard
4. Before you can start team building in the workplace, you need to understand what it
really means to work as a team. It is also very important that everyone else on the
team understands the meaning of teamwork. Work together to achieve this in order
to further the accomplishments of your team. Here are the presentations to explain
“36 Ways to Grow The Successful Working Team.”
5. 1) First of All, Knowing Your People : If you are a leader in the organization and you want to develop teamwork, you
need to have a good understanding of your people. Spend time with them. Talk to them. This way, you will come to
understand what they care for individually. You will also discover what makes them come alive. That is very
important if you wish to win them over and initiate an organization that uses teamwork to its fullest potential!
Teamwork: Simply stated,
it is less me and more we.
6. 2) Bringing people together : When they start working and feel the pressure, you will be surprised at the level of
effectiveness and efficiency that they will bring to the group. Spread good performers, the average people and the
bad performers evenly. This way, you can maximize the strengths and weaknesses of each member of the teams.
The result will be a kaleidoscope of perspective that will enrich the overall performance of the organization.
TEAM = Together Everyone Achieves More
7. 3) Choosing The Right Persons To Be Team Members : Each person should be given the responsibility for handling
a proper situation. If all members will interfere in every aspect of the work being done, then it may lead to ruin the
output of the team. These are the facts that you should look at while concerning about teamwork or else your team
work can lead the way to downward. So be cautious while choosing good team members.
8. 4) Forming The Strong Team : In the initial stages of team development, management needs to establish clear
ground rules and responsibilities that give the team its sense of purpose. These management actions will help to
remove the inevitable confusion and anxiety that normally exists as team members first get to know each other.
“ The era of the rugged individual is giving way to the era of the team player.
Everyone is needed, but no one is necessary.” - Bruce Coslet, Coach, Bengals
9. 5) Team composition : Effective teamwork requires good team composition. A project team usually consists of a
team leader, a deputy and several people with expertise in different areas. At times, there are also consultants who
provide the team with the information they need to complete their project or deliver the service they promised to
deliver. This is why, the leaders and managers of the organization need to ensure that a team is composed of diverse
people who are willing to work with others.
“ Effective teamwork will not take
the place of knowing how to do
the job or how to manage the
work. Poor teamwork, however,
can prevent effective final
performance. And it can also
prevent team members from
gaining satisfaction in being a
member of a team and the
- Robert F. Bales
10. 6) Previewing The Behavior of All Members : One of the factors leading to bad teamwork is that the team members
do not participate as much everyone does. Some members may have attitude problems for which the team has
suffer. If necessary, a recommendation from peers and supervisors may be sought for this purpose.
“Teamwork represents a set of values that
encourage behaviors such as listening and
constructively responding to points of view
expressed by others, giving others the benefit
of the doubt, providing support to those who
need it, and recognizing the interests and
achievements of others.”
- Katzenbach & Smith
11. 7) Storming The Team : Managers need to calm any disagreements and smooth out the jockeying for status and
position that can occur. Management therefore needs to spend time addressing any concerns or issues and to stress
the advantages of teamwork in increasing overall sales performance and in providing opportunities for individual
Getting good players is easy. Getting
them to play together is the hard part.
12. 8) Not allowing personal issues to play a role in your team : If you do, it will quickly tear your team apart and you
will find more failure than success. Even though you want your team to feel comfortable and personable with one
another, you cannot allow it to get to the point where drama and personal emotions are interfering with the
professional atmosphere. Co-operation must be emphasized through team building exercises so that everyone
understands how important it is.
Wearing the same shirts
doesn't make you a team
- Buchholz and Roth
13. 9) Having One Common Goal : Hence, there must be one common goal for the group and each individual act should
complement the actions of the other members of the team and vice versa. Each member of the team must be able
to sacrifice whatever personal views and interests he may have for the interest and efficiency of the team. It does
not mean though that you should lose your identity as a person. What it means is that making the team more
effective goes beyond whatever you can achieve individually.
When we have a sense of community and
focus, we create trust and can help each
other to achieve our goals.
14. 10) Laying Out A Timeline of The Project : A timeline needs to be laid out at the beginning of business teamwork
when starting a project. Everyone needs to know specific deadlines that pertain to them and when they need to
have their tasks accomplished. This sets goals in place for people to work toward and it gives each person a focus. If
there is not an end date in site, then employees tend to slack. You might even consider moving the deadlines up a
bit to see if you can get employees to speed up their work. This allows for more efficiency and ending a project not
only on time but before the deadline.
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
- Napoleon Hill
15. 11) Developing Teamwork Requires Commitment : It is a two-way street. The managers and leaders have to take
the lead and the employees have to respond. This way, there will be cohesiveness and better harmony in the
organization. When that is done, the employees can simply come together, talk and pursue the goals of the
organization. They can also become more loyal to the organization in this way.
“ Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work a
company work, a society work, a civilization work.”
- Vince Lombardi (1913-1970), football coach for the NFL
16. 12) Giving The Direction : The team has begun to settle down and to establish its way of working. The managers can
now begin to exploit the increasing cohesiveness of the team and explain how it should move towards the
achievement of specific objectives.
If we had as much sense as geese we would stay
in formation with those headed where we want to
go. We are willing to accept their help and give
our help to others.
17. 13) Sharing Information : When a team has reached this stage in its development, it can handle even greater levels
of pressure and performance and should be stretched for higher levels of achievement. The management at this
stage of the team's development should push for even more opportunity and information sharing and should create
even more important sales projects for the team to work on.
A team is more than a collection of
people. It is a process of give and take.
- Barbara Glacel & Emile Robert Jr.
18. 14) Controlled By Personal Accountability : The issue of control may be a touchy one for some people. But really,
without any means of control, a team can easily degenerate to chaos and effective teamwork will simply become an
impossible dream. Teamwork control does not rest only on the team leader or his/her deputy. It is better for the
team members to be accountable to each other. This way, they can ensure better performance and top class act.
That is teamwork at its best.
A group becomes a team when
each member is sure enough of
himself and his contribution to
praise the skills of the others.
19. 15) Empowering The Team : Making your employees feel like they are a valuable part of the team. Everyone needs
to receive positive feedback at times so that they understand that they are an important, contributing team player.
Empowering your employees is something that every team leader and employer needs to know how to do. It will
make a world of difference and if anything, you will find that it only increases and enhances the strength of your
team member which in turn improves the whole team.
“An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the
knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in
a way that leads to collective organizational success.”
20. 16) Addressing The Problems Within The Team right away : Depending on the situation, it may be best to sort out
the issues with the entire team present. Working out the issues together can create a stronger sense of
camaraderie. If the issues are illegal or personal in any manner, take care to address it so that nobody feels unfairly
judged or exposed.
No problem is insurmountable.
With a little courage, teamwork
and determination a person can
21. 17) Collaboration : At the heart of effective teamwork is collaboration. People come together to pursue a common
goal. And they share their thoughts, their expertise and their very lives so that they can achieve the tasks at hand.
This is collaboration. People willing to share, communicate and even challenge each other. Without collaboration,
there can be no teamwork.
“ The strength of the team is each individual member...the strength of
each member is the team.”
- Coach Phil Jackson Chicago Bulls
22. 18) Having A Charter : Charter, while not totally necessary, helps the team decide its identity and clarify its vision,
mission and goals. Sure, the broader organization has these. But once the team comes together, having a charter
can clarify expectations and leave no questions unanswered as to why the team is created in the first place.
Understand this law and you will then
know, beyond room for the slightest
doubt, that you are constantly
punishing yourself for every wrong
you commit and rewarding yourself
for every act of constructive conduct
in which you indulge.
- Napoleon Hill
23. 19) Communication : Imagine a team whose members communicate? Sure, they talk during team meetings and
then work afterwards but they fail to update each other and fail to seek counsel together. Such a team is on the
verge of failure. When there is openness and free communication in the team, it is easier to get things done. It is
therefore the job of the leader to facilitate open communication.
Bad human communication
leaves us less room to grow.
- Rowan D. Williams
24. 20) Brainstorming For Creative Ideas : We all have different skills, knowledge and personal attributes. By utilizing all
of these different aspects in a team, more ideas can be generated. As more ideas are generated, more creative
solutions are generated, leading to better results.
“Conflict is inevitable in a team ... in fact, to achieve synergistic solutions, a variety
of ideas and approaches are needed. These are the ingredients for conflict.”
- Susan Gerke, IBM, Leadership Development
25. 21) Including Those Who Have An Imagination In The Team : It might surprise you that some of the most successful
people are those that have the biggest imagination. Always add a person with a big imagination to a team so they
can give their input. Make sure you put an inventive person with an imaginative counterpart. Someone always had
an idea before the things around you that you use everyday without thinking about them were created.
The ideas that come out of most
brainstorming sessions are usually
superficial, trivial, and not very
original. They are rarely useful.
The process, however, seems to
make uncreative people feel that
they are making innovative
contributions and that others are
listening to them.
- A Harvey Block
26. 22) Creating Problem Solving Environment : Problem-solving is a creative skill that is very important. A problem solver can
help a team when they are in a bind. A problem solver can come up with resources when a business is out of funding to buy
more. He or she can find ways to use the current resources within a company. They can think of ways to handle and deal
with problems in a creative way. A problem solver is a good asset for business teamwork.
Thomas Edison, when asked why he had a team of twenty-one
assistants, “If I could solve all the problems myself, I would.”
27. 23) Building Climate of Working Satisfaction : Lack of job satisfaction is often one of the key things highlighted in
surveys of employees. Individuals working together as a team to achieve a common goal are continually developing.
As they interact more energy and enthusiasm is created. When this energy is utilized, it produces results which
positively impacts on motivation and leads to even more success.
The Importance of Encouragement : We need to make sure our honking
is encouraging. In groups and teams where there is encouragement,
production is much greater. 'Individual empowerment results from
28. 24) Building fun with business teamwork : Especially if the group is working on a difficult project that requires
some serious brainwork. People tend to get frustrated on big projects. Create a fun environment so all of the people
feel involved and appreciated by management and their team members. This might include a company luncheon, a
business trip, or even a team retreat at a ski resort.
Fun is only real and sustainable
if it feeds off the team's purpose
and performance aspirations.
- Katzenbach & Smith
29. 25) Connecting The Good Ideas of The Team : Bringing ideas together is a big asset to business teamwork. A person
with the ability to make connections is another creative piece of business teamwork that allows the team to bring
ideas together. Some people in the team may have completely different ideas. A person with the ability to make
connections can take those ideas and help bring them into one product. The iPhone was created with two ideas;
a cell phone and a computer.
The way to get good ideas is to get
lots of ideas, and throw the bad
30. 26) Pooling The Resources And Sharing All The Skills Together : Even the best qualified individual cannot have all of
the skills to do everything. Some people excel at coming up with the ideas. Others love the detail while there are
those that focus on the big picture. There are others who can be counted on when it comes to implementing and
follow through of a plan. The key point is that when a team works together, it has a huge range of skills available
that it can utilize to deliver extraordinary results.
“Pooling resources and working as
a team will always beat individual
31. 27) Splitting Tasks To Build Up Speed : Imagine that you have a project that needs research, pulling together a
proposition, financing it, implementing it and delivering specific benefits. If one person was allocated this task, it
could take months and maybe years to make it happen. By splitting up the project, work can move forward in
parallel and the ultimate goal achieved faster.
Teamwork divides the task
and doubles the success.
32. 28) Acting As A Sounding Board : We all have a range of options open to us. If we are trying to figure out what is
best, we might never move forward. In a team situation, other team members can act as a sounding board, allowing
us to cut through the options and get on with those most likely to achieve the desired goal.
A person or group whose reactions
to an idea, opinion, or point of view
serve as a measure of its effectiveness
33. 29) Meeting The Team To Review The Work Progress : The manager has a responsibility with business teamwork to
determine if the group has a healthy relationship or if not everyone is getting along. Meetings will give the manager
an opportunity to recognize progress and if the team is working well together. If there are personality issues or
conflicts, they can be resolved quickly or teams can be reorganized. Meetings allow a manager to help the team
approach issues for the project.
Synergy is the highest activity of life;
it creates new untapped alternatives;
it values and exploits the mental,
emotional, and psychological
differences between people.
- Stephen Covey
34. 30) Supporting Team All The Times (24/7) : It is amazing the amount of camaraderie that is created in teams,
especially when the going gets tough. People will often go to what seems like extreme lengths when they know that
they can rely on the support, empathy, understanding, and encouragement of the team. Never underestimate the
significance of this in achieving results.
Teams are successful when they
are focused, have a short cycle
time, and are supported by the
- Tom Bouchard
35. 31) Measuring Teamwork Performance Continually : Teams have an amazing potential to increase the productivity
of the organization. But teamwork performance has to be measured regularly so as to ensure that these teams are
truly working for the benefit of the organization. You have to work toward protecting the interests of the team
members while delivering excellent results! That is the sure way to excellent teamwork performance.
“It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations
are explanations, promises are promises but only performance is reality.
- Harold S. Geneen
36. 32) Adjusting The Team According To Changes : It is common for teams to lose their effectiveness over time. This is
because individuals come and go and due to changes in the business environment. Such changes provide
management with the opportunity to reinvigorate the team with new members or to set it new tasks and objectives
in order to renew team effectiveness.
The key elements in the art of
working together are how to
deal with change, how to deal
with conflict, and how to reach
our potential...the needs of the
team are best met when we
meet the needs of individuals
37. 33) Willing To Assist Other Team Members To Complete All Portions of Tasks : Attributes an employee needs to
have to be a productive member on a team are the ability to be a team player and possess the knowledge and skills
necessary to complete their assigned portion of the work task. After completion of their portion, the employee
should be willing to assist other team members with completion of all work tasks until the project is completed.
When a team outgrows individual
performance and learns team
confidence, excellence becomes
- Joe Paterno
38. 34) Rewards should be granted to effective teams : Most people understand rewards. More than punishment,
rewards should be used. Punishment will only worsen things and bring down the morale of the people in the
organization. Of course, there will be times that punishment is necessary and called for. But rewards are far better
at increasing productivity and developing teamwork.
“The highest reward
for a man's toil is
not what he gets
for it but what he
becomes by it.”
39. 35) Sharing The Outcomes Together : Being a team means sharing the responsibility. That is
why it is also important to share both losses and victories. A team has to remain a team
whether they are winning or losing. It is in the support of one another that you can all learn
by experience and grow together as a team. Understanding teamwork is necessary for
any and every business that hopes to benefit from it.
Teams share the burden and divide the grief.
- Doug Smith
40. 36) Success should be celebrated : Business teamwork requires recognition of an accomplished project or
employees will not feel appreciated. It is always best to provide constructive group praise and not just individual
praise. Don't recognize the project manager alone but the entire team as a whole for a project well done. When
everyone feels they are an important factor in the success of a project, they will be motivated to work on the next
Synergy — the bonus that is achieved
when things work together harmoniously.
- Mark Twain
41. Teamwork is crucial
Don't think it miniscule
It means everything
To accomplish anything
It's called cooperation.
TEAM is an acronym
The meaning enlightening
We should learn
To work together
Not be hard as leather
Nor soft as a feather
Not be critical and cold
Neither shun being bold
Don't beat me down
To the dirty ground
Discover technological brilliance
Engineer and build a Mercedes Benz
Legislate new laws and adherence
Place people over proud pretense.
Get some collective societal sense
Whence you can make a few pence
Thence we can rejoice and dance
Fearlessly take a chance and advance
Kindly forgive, forget, and be resilient
Overcome being emotionally buoyant
Elegantly articulate being verbally fluent
Prefer, get along, and be considerate
Us, over me, as we show sensitivity
Less of me, more of we triumphantly
Teamwork makes us undefeatable
Our energy can be indefatigable
Resources multiply indefinable
Profound intelligence undebatable
Care and compassion supernatural
Mightily power increases exponential
A team is invaluable and monumental
Together for us nothing is impossible.
But don't flatter me
And thereby deny me
From being all I could be
I certainly do need thee.
We undoubtedly can't be
All that we were meant to be
Without a collaborative effort
A hearty commitment to exert
Ourselves together fully
Or drive each other crazy
Produce peaceably collectively
Or perish pathetically individually
Teamwork is the key consistently
The most important ingredient
The sustaining saving solvent
Stay together against deterrence
Improve the national defense
Unite and pledge allegiance
Take rest. Don't be so intense.
Live together in communities dense
Paul Davis , a FL real estate professional, life coach (relational & professional), worldwide minister, and change master.
The Meaning Of Teamwork
42. As a leader of the team, we all have the ability to be excellent. Take
time today to look at this list and if it makes sense, decide which one
you could implement on your quest for developing your teamwork
and your team will become the “Excellent Working Team”.
43. Thank You Very Much
It is amazing how much
you can accomplish
when it doesn't matter
who gets the credit.