Thursday, February 18, 2010

Teamwork


"When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality".


Joseph Vincent "Joe" Paterno, Football Coach.


The concept of teamwork is self-explanatory; a group of people working for one goal, where each individual brings forth his/her skills in a concentrated manner and coordinates it with others skills, to produce a desirable end. One can understand how paramount this concept is, almost everywhere one applies for a job the ability to lead or be a team player is acknowledged as an essential skill, and a pre-requisite too. The importance of teamwork is ingrained in us since childhood. As children, siblings are often taught to work and share; as students we are taught to work on projects together or win games together, even a marriage is believed to be a team and finally our workplaces where our 'fitting in the team' is constantly expected. Working together all the time sure must be taxing, but there is a reason why teamwork is emphasized upon at every stage of our life. But this not to say that individual talent and skills will lay to waste without teamwork, it won't. What teamwork does is to build one's personal skills

Importance of teamwork is not only reflected in the team's wins, but also in individual growth. A team in its true sense cannot be built in a day, every member needs to learn and understand each other, as well as individual limitations.

Teamwork is important for an endless amount of reasons. There are so many things that are virtually impossible to take on without the use of a team that knows how to work together. The importance of teamwork is something that should be touched on during team building events. If this concept is not understood and carried out at work, your team will not be running as a solid unit. Understanding your team and the many facets of it is just the beginning.

The importance of teamwork is found in all of the things that cannot be done alone but require the focus and effort of a group. Teams have accomplished more throughout history than solitary man alone has.

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