Why are teams important? Teams are important because they help increase productivity and communication skills. Teams also help in pooling together a diversity of skills and in quick problem solving. A team with focus on a specific result will often use resources better than an individual with the same goal. There are positive and negative aspects of being on a team. I felt that a positive team function is that teamwork increases the accountability of every member of the team, especially when working under people who command a lot of respect within the team. Team members do not want to let each other down and in turn want to do their best to contribute to the successes of their teams. A business would benefit from increased productivity through efficient team projects, which may be completed well ahead of the deadline. Teams often consist of members who differ from one another in terms of skills or talents. Working together in a group gives a great opportunity to acquire skills that they never had beforehand. Unlike working alone on a project, teamwork is essential to any organization because it improves the ability to respond to opportunities and certain tasks. Team work makes you perform better and produce better result. In a team every member is responsible for success. It is a combination of strengths and covering up the individual weaknesses. The strengths and weaknesses of team members are complemented. When there is brain storming session to find a solution for a problem, there is a greater chance of obtaining many different and creative ideas. This effort enables the team to create many different plans. Teamwork helps individuals raise their self-esteem. Every team member feels important and needed. When each person is aware of their role and is part of a team, person gets a sense of belonging. The person uses their talents to maximize their creativity and do their best. Teamwork promotes unity, understanding and bonding. When people working together are ready to give and take, help and support one another because the main focus is to accomplish their mission. All the team members have a common goal to achieve. Teamwork helps individuals develop a personal responsibility. Even though the main focus is the team's goal, each person knows that he is responsible to do their part or role. As a result every team member has an accountability for their part of the task.
Sports teams are another example of how teams are represented. Members of these teams learn how to interact and develop trust and know each other's roles in the team. There is strong evidence that sports strongly reinforce certain personal characteristics, things like respecting your opponent, responsibility, persistence and self-discipline. The benefits of participating in a sport can seep into your professional life, too. In basketball, for example, getting everyone to play the right role on the court is the key to success.When you play a team sport you learn that it doesn't just come down to the best player rather, it comes down to working as a team, accepting decisions and understanding that people have different abilities. Being apart of a team sport provides important lessons in personal values. All team sports have one thing in common: every player wants every other player to win. When a player makes an amazing play, the rest of the team joins in their glory and holds them up high. You never see a player diss a teammate after a successful play. This isn’t always the case at work. Too much success by one individual will sometimes trigger the opposite response. We’ve all seen this, and it’s an opportunity to inherit from sports something that would make work better. No one makes 100% of the plays that come their way – occasionally you miss the shot, or drop the ball. At work, when mistakes happen, we should learn from them, and get up and try again. Giving people constructive feedback at work is a lost skill.