“A single arrow is easily broken but not ten in a bundle”.
This is a very old and famous Japanese proverb used to make us understand the importance of Team work in almost every arena of our lives.
And similarly at work the same principle works.
Everyone at workplace talks about building a team, working as a team but very few understand how to create an effective team that really works.
While building successful teams one must clearly understand the mission and objectives of an organization.
In a team building environment, you must focus on the overall success of the organization not just your own goals and achievements.
Teams building activities strengthens the bond among employees and improve the relations. Team building activities bring employees closer. Employees start enjoying their work and feel happy to go the work daily.
Team building also increases the trust factor among employees.
Employee’s productivity is also enhanced while working in and as a team. Employees divide the work among them and achieve the objectives faster and hence the organizational productivity is increased and improved. Employees take less leaves and concentrate more on their work.
Many a times, teams are simply formed by gathering a bunch of employees hoping that these employees somehow find a way to success by working as team. This approach is very harmful for both the organization and even for the individual employees.
Teams are successful when carefully designed and executed. The basic building block to a good team is the feeling that every individual is important and adds value to the team.
To succeed in a task everyone needs to combine their efforts. If everyone does their job well, a team can accomplish their goals and succeed.
A team is more effective when the team member compliments each other and recognizes their contribution to a team. Everyone has a role to play in a team and it should be recognized and appreciated.
Team work should be given importance and constant attention. It is important for an individual to understand the effectiveness of working as team for their success.
Every individual in a team must be willing to work together unselfishly.
It is important to understand that while accomplishing a common objective, it doesn’t matter who get the credit.
A sense of teamwork plays an integral role in organizational success.
And the word TEAM genuinely proves that it is:
Together – Everyone – Achieves – More
Like a proverb says,
A boat can’t go forward if each one is rowing their own way.
Hence a team work is indeed important for achieving goals.