Benefits of working in teams
Benefits of working in teams
People have different talents and as they are all working in a group together, they get to help others that are not very strong in the area that they are strong in. And those who are weak in certain areas can improve in those area.
Ex) Employees may be able to speak a certain language, have certain techniques/skills or they may have certain values that another doesn't have.
As information is shared amongst team members, it maximises the level of knowledge learning for the whole team.
the team learns to adapt to changes faster
Are more open to the changes
(Changes in an organisation)
Changes could be forced on an individual from the employer but when working as a group, everyone in the team gets to participate in making changes in which each individual feels ownership of the changes.
This allows the team to be more creative. As there is a wide range of possible solutions to each problem/project.
People have different personalities and backgrounds., so they have different opinions.
Since teams combine their effort of individuals, they get to accomplish more goals than when working individually.
The effective allocation of Human Resources and those Human Resources produce multiple ideas at one allows the group to be efficient.
"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships."
— Michael Jordan
Teamwork requires a lot a communication. And working as a team will improve one's communication as they communicate in every second that they work in a team. There may be conflicts while working and you learn to resolve these problems by communicating.
Non verbal communication
Reduces staff turnover
Recruitments tend to be very expensive . Employees tend to like working in teams and this lowers the chances of the employees to move to another company/organisation.
When working as a individual, all the responsibilities is on one individual. But when working as a group, the group members all share the responsibility. Each member of the group learns how to effectively go through conflicts and how to resolve them.
You don't feel as burdened as when working as an individual.
This helps people feel more included. When working individually, one may feel left out but when working as a group, everyone is involved so no one is left out. This decreases the number of staff turnovers.
When teams work well together, they often are very supportive of each other. These mutual support encourage people to reach to achieve their goals and succeed.
Good teamwork maximises the involvement of employees.
"Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
— Bill Bradley