Team means Together Everyone Achieve More. Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success. Many organizations have enforced team work in their agenda to achieve their goal in shorter time. Does today’s manager have those abilities to understand how team effort work? Should organizations need to develop team work skill in their employees?
There is no ‘I’ in teamwork. Team work is a combine effort of colleagues or employees to achieve common organizational goal. Not only that, it should be a perfect and timely without any hurdles. More over there should not be any clash and dissatisfaction amongst employees. Henry Ford said: “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is success.”
Managers should be effective in handling team of people with bias of opinion. Many organizations have failed due to ineffective team work and managers inability to handle team. Bias of opinion is also most common in organizations with high attrition rate at management level. Top level managers should be able to understand all team members and justifies each one opinion properly. Manager should not be egoistic and I centered otherwise it would make team work more complex. Manager should listen carefully to dissolve the ego of dissatisfied team member.
Team work is not only to distribute work amongst team members but each member should take responsibilities to finish his/her work in assigned time frame. Manager should be able to allocate work effectively in team member. He/she should know the skills and efficiency of each team member to allocate proper task to each one.
Communication among team members is most crucial in team work. Poor communication could lead to a failure of goal achievement or delayed in work completion. Not only that, miscommunication or lack in appropriate information could also lead to failure of team’s tasks.
Cooperation and understanding among team members are also crucial to complete allocated work in proper time. Many successful managers have team member those who have excellent interpersonal skills and hence cooperate with each other.
Rapid Response Teams at hospitals is founded on the concept of “failure to rescue”. The institute for Healthcare Improvement encouraged many hospitals to implements RRTs. proper planning, communication between team members and problem recognition among team members, all these are abilities of RRTs in many hospitals in USA.
Most recently, Indian Army has provided excellent example of team work during rescue at Uttarakhand. Do you think how important it is to align with each other during time of crisis like this?
Organizations are also facing crisis many a times, so it’s become important to cultivate team work skills in their employees.
Babe Ruth said: “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”