We have all heard the saying, there is no ‘I’ In ‘team’ but have you heard that TEAM is an acronym for ‘together everyone achieves more”. For anything to be accomplished, the group or team needs a shared problem or goal to work towards, and all the players needed must be on board with that team. Similarly, in businesses, especially small businesses, teamwork involves different staff members and different groups across your business working together towards a common goal. There are several ways in which teams can be structured – some teams are organised around a single product being created, while others are organised around a process, such as development or analysis. In addition to providing experience for team members, teamwork benefits include increased efficiency, financial savings, innovation and morale.
Here are some of the reasons why we believe teamwork is so important…
Fosters Innovation and Creativity:
Teamwork may affect the growth, efficiency and creativity of an employee and have an overall effect on the success of the organisation. Results indicate that 96.7% of the respondents believed that collaboration helps workers to enhance their abilities and expertise, allowing their own job output to be enhanced.
Allows for Flexibility Within the Workplace:
Teamwork will help businesses be more flexible. Often issues or bottlenecks can be ironed out more quickly by putting together workers from all areas of a project into one unit.
Builds Trust and Enhances Relationships:
In environments where collaboration is not consistent, setting up groups helps create better interpersonal relationships, and encourages people to continue to work through a conflict. Establishing teams, including when they are not necessarily needed, provides an atmosphere in which employees continue to take pride in their achievements while still recognising colleagues’ efforts. Furthermore, when a disagreement occurs, the team need to settle the matter and address competing proposals rather than an interceding boss. This styles of give and take sometimes spills over into daily activities and correspondence.
Improves Morale Through Promoting Ownership:
Teamwork encourages staff to take more responsibility for decision making and also helps team members to have direct influence over the work process. When workers gain greater control and responsibility of the tasks they operate on, this will lead to increased productivity. Extra workload will result in a more fulfilling job environment and reduced turnover. Working on a team gives workers a greater sense of belonging and appreciation which makes them and their organisation take more pride in their job.
Here at 3rd Arm Admin we rely on working as team both internally and with our clients to we can offer a seamless service no matter what job we are doing. If you would like us to be part of your virtual team please don’t hesitate to contact us on 04 2329199 or leave your details below and we will be in touch.