The concept of teamwork used to be applied just to sports or school projects, but now is becoming more real than ever when it comes to achieving goals in any workspace. Because the truth is every company needs a solid workforce in order to succeed.
It's important to acknowledge that the best ideas don't always come from loner geniuses and to see it come to life you need a team behind that idea. Also, success doesn't come exactly easy and the best way to polish an idea to perfection is discussion and you can't do that alone.
Technology also plays an important role to help teamwork improve, especially with the new reality that is to work remotely. The different software that has become tools to discuss, share and work together from afar are making the life of every team a lot easier and even more productive.
The benefits of collaboration and teamwork for a company are endless, from incredible ideas coming from diverse points of view to feeling more relieved and significantly less stressed, but some of the most important are:
- Dividing the work properly can make individual skills grow.
How? Tom Brady is an insanely good quarterback but he can’t make touchdowns alone, he needs talented athletes that can run precisely to catch that ball. This applies to work environments as well, when everyone has the perfect role assigned within a team, you can only go up. That’s how a team works efficiently and starts to grow
- It improves communication which leads to better results.
So many problems could be solved if you would stop and talk about them first. Effective communication can save a team from crumbling apart, it can help solve conflicts and establish trust.
- Teamwork makes everyone take risks that pay off.
As an individual, most people doubt their own judgment, not everyone has the confidence to take a leap for their own ideas, but that crazy idea might seem quite reasonable to someone else. A team gives its members the confidence to express their ideas and take them to action no matter how crazy they seem, and most of the time these are the ones that end up being a success.
And one of the most important ones: It makes your team happy! And a happy team works like a well-oiled machine.
And one of the most important things to accomplish a dream team that can achieve the company goals, work in harmony, and can also manage to solve conflict the best way possible is a leader that guides and joins them to make it all happen. And all leaders should take into consideration that the perfect teamwork won’t just appear out of nowhere, it will need some simple but crucial practices like these:
- Give and accept feedback. As a leader, feedback for your team is a given, but listening to what your team members have to say can take you a long way.
- Define roles and responsibilities.
- Set ground rules that will lead to accountability.
It might sound cheesy, but it’s not just about being fast, it’s about how far you can take your company and dreams, and the only way to do it is with an amazing team.