Teamwork in the Workplace

“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi.

Teamwork is working together with people to achieve a common goal or set of objectives. Teamwork is the basic need for an organization to function. Furthermore, every organization has a division of several teams to perform specific tasks which as a whole saves time to a higher extent.

Working as a team allows employees to see the successes and failures of others in a supportive environment. More than that, working as a team allows employees to learn from each other without undue risk.

In the Property Unit where I am currently assigned, we connect, communicate, and collaborate. Each member of our team contributes, and each contributor plays to their own individual strengths. Despite the mix of personalities, we maintain the right balance for us to continue to work together and produce the type of work that we do. That balance is what makes us an effective team. As a result, the group puts out a better quality of work.

The encouragement and support we get from working together as a team make the accomplishment that much sweeter. That, then, can feed over into a renewed sense of individual purpose and confidence that can reinforce the group as well. It’s very much a self – fulfilling cycle where accomplishment breeds accomplishment and success breeds success.

Open and respectful communication are a key element of great teamwork. In a positive team environment, people express ideas, opinions, and even problems with other workers without ego or criticism. Teams understand that information must be passed within the organization to accomplish the overall goals.

Teamwork has the greatest importance in any part of the world. Whether it be an organization or a small business. Teamwork is the key to success. In our schools, we play many sports that enlist teamwork.

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan

T – ogether
E – veryone
A – chieve
M – ore

By:   Evangeline P. Bahian  
          Administrative Assistant III