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Team Work Skills — The Secret Behind Achieving Milestones4 min read

January 1, 2020 4 min read
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Team Work Skills — The Secret Behind Achieving Milestones4 min read

Read­ing Time: 4 min­utes

Who does not want their com­pa­ny to gain com­mend­able achieve­ments? Have you ever won­dered what is the main ele­ment in every suc­cess sto­ry? Its the team­work skills that help you stand out among oth­ers at any phase of your life.

An indi­vid­u­al’s brain is capa­ble of things unimag­in­able. But if sup­port and guid­ance from oth­er peo­ple are added, won­ders can be achieved. When a group of indi­vid­u­als comes togeth­er to think and work on a com­mon goal, it is a team. And as it is said, “There is no I in a team.” Com­pat­i­bil­i­ty among the team mem­bers opens the doors of teamwork.

If you work towards achiev­ing a tar­get with a col­lec­tive effort, suc­cess is def­i­nite­ly yours. The back­bone of every team is the endeav­ors that are put in togeth­er as team­work. When you are a part of a team, it is not the indi­vid­ual per­for­mance that mat­ters. It is the efforts of the team as a whole that mat­ters. Only when peo­ple work togeth­er can max­i­mum out­puts be achieved.

“The strength of the team is each indi­vid­ual mem­ber. The strength of each mem­ber is the team.” –Phil Jack­son

Importance Of Teamwork

Opportunity To Learn:

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The skillset of every indi­vid­ual is unique. How­ev­er, when peo­ple work as one unit, there is a great scope for learn­ing. It is a great expe­ri­ence when you get to learn from peo­ple that you work with. You learn some, you teach some. There­fore, in team­work the skills of employ­ees are pol­ished. This is also ben­e­fi­cial for the com­pa­ny as a whole. “The best team­work comes from men who are work­ing inde­pen­dent­ly toward one goal in uni­son.” –James Cash Penney

Better Work Relationships:

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When col­leagues work togeth­er in a team, effec­tive work rela­tions are built. Work rela­tions do not mean that you have to be friends and talk about the events of your life. Instead, it means that you have an under­stand­ing and trust between each oth­er, and respect each oth­er’s opin­ion. Work­ing in a team opens the gates for build­ing bet­ter rela­tions and fill­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion gaps among employ­ees. Apart from this, team­work tastes the lead­er­ship skills of a per­son lead­ing the team.

Better Work Pace:

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It is but obvi­ous that an indi­vid­ual will take longer to work on a project as com­pared to a team work­ing on the same. The only cri­te­ria are that there should be work in a group. It is not nec­es­sary that if there is a team, there is team­work. Work can be fin­ished time­ly only when the team works togeth­er col­lec­tive­ly and the out­put is boosted.

To me, team­work is the beau­ty of our sport, where you have five act­ing as one. You become self­less.” –Mike Krzyzews­ki

Revenue Generation:

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Prof­it is the utmost goal of every orga­ni­za­tion. And to make prof­its, every com­pa­ny wants its employ­ees to meet the tar­gets. When there is team­work, the pres­sure is not just on one indi­vid­ual. Because of that, efforts come in from all sides. There are a lot of ideas and solu­tions since each team mem­ber has some­thing unique to offer.

Tips For Better Teamwork

  • Have trans­paren­cy. There should be healthy com­mu­ni­ca­tion between team mem­bers so that every­one is on the same page while plan­ning and work­ing. There should be no room for con­fu­sion and misunderstanding.
  • Have a friend­ly envi­ron­ment while you are work­ing as a team. There should be no crit­i­cism or neg­a­tiv­i­ty of any sort. If a mis­un­der­stand­ing arrives, han­dle the sit­u­a­tion politely.
  • Do not take any deci­sions as an indi­vid­ual. Dis­cuss with the team before any final deci­sion is taken.
  • Be adjust­ing. Do not find faults in your col­leagues unnec­es­sar­i­ly. If there is a dif­fer­ence in opin­ion, try to find an alter­na­tive that is best suit­ed for the team.
  • Be encour­ag­ing. There should be a time­ly eval­u­a­tion of every team mem­ber’s per­for­mance. This way, all oth­er mem­bers of the team will be moti­vat­ed to give their best.
  • Have clar­i­ty about the goals that are to be achieved. That way, every team mem­ber is clear about the efforts that are expect­ed out of them.
  • Improve con­tin­u­ous­ly.

You can be good alone. But you can be the best when you work in a team. Remem­ber, “None of us is as smart as all of us” –Ken Blan­chard. 


Sumedha is a Post Graduate in English. She has the penchant for creating a variety of content that is attention grabbing.