Teamwork Makes The Dreamwork In every team sport every player has to play together as a single unit. Games aren’t won by a single player but by the whole team working together for the common goal of a tally mark in the win column. A great team is not made up of great individuals. A great team is made up of players who are willing to put their heart into the game and play selflessly for the good of the team. A great team is made of passion and players who know that the man next to them is going to do their job and that the play called by the coach is going to work to perfection. A great team is made of great team players. A team player has three main characteristics: Integrity, dedication, and determination. When a player has integrity he gains trust from teammates, and also the coaching staff. If a football player is working his tail off to block the man across from him every play, it may go unnoticed by fans and coaches at first. However, the running back and quarter back who play behind him know that they’re safe and the defensive player isn’t going to make it to them. Playing hard with no intent in gaining any glory is a hard task to have the will to do. Great team players, though, know how to do the dirty work to win. John Stockton, a 6’-1” point guard for the Utah Jazz, was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009. However, if you asked someone who used to watch him as a child wouldn’t ramble on about all of his high scoring games. The truth is he was not a prolific scorer like most Hall-of-Famers. John Stockton was known for his incredible passing ability and for his All-Time NBA record for most assists in his career. He was the ultimate team player. His presence on the court made his teammates play better around him. His goal during games was to get his teammates open and give them the ball in a position to score. His selfless play led him to earn ten NBA All-Star selections, two All-NBA First Team selections, two Bausch and Lomb Court Vision awards, and many other accomplishments (NBA Encyclopedia- John Stockton). John Stockton wasn’t a man praised for being an unstoppable force on the court like many other greats, but by his will for the team to succeed and by doing the things that needed to be done to win, he became a legend. Dedication: Self-sacrificing devotion (Merriam-Webster). Being a team player means putting the team before you. Team players are willing to lay down their own goals, needs, and time for the good of the organization. In some cases, illness is even forgotten in important games and moments. For example, Game 5 of the NBA Finals on basketball’s biggest stage, Michael Jordan came down with the flu. His teammate, Scottie Pippen, after seeing Michael enter the Delta Center, said, “I’d never seen him like that. He looked bad – I mean really bad” (Weinberg). Jordan would go on to score 38 points, including the game-winning shot in the fourth quarter, and then collapse from exhaustion on the court. Michael Jordan gave everything he had to help his team win the game with no thought of the harm he could cause his body and the exhaustion and hurt that would follow. Sheer determination was the only thing that pushed him through that game. Although Jordan showed great determination, no other player has arguably been more determined than Spud Webb. Standing at 5 feet 7 inches, Webb was surrounded by giants on the court. In his playing days the average height of an NBA player was 6 feet 7 inches, an entire foot taller than Spud. The odds were always against him. What many people don’t is that Spud was born into poverty, living in a small two-bedroom home. At a young age he decided that basketball was what he wanted to do. In high school, Webb was always the shortest man on the floor, but he used his quickness and jumping ability that he had worked his whole life improving to make the opposing team look foolish.…
they get done with this project,
they return to lecture and then eventually begin a new project with new team members.
Creating teams requires attentive detail to a person’s characteristics and skills. Unless
teams have people “who are suited for teamwork” (Williams 214) they will face many problems.
An ideal team member will have superior interpersonal skills. These skills include listening,
questioning, communicating, and providing feedback. Collaborating with other team members
requires each person…
cases. What about three heads? Maybe even ten? What about thousands coming together for one goal. I am often fascinated on how many people can come together to make something truly remarkable. I love working with people. I love seeing the great potential something can have when a group of people share their ideas and combine them to make something become even greater. I fell in love with acts of service and volunteer. That is why I aspire to have a business career in my future where I can continue…
positive impact on any business is teamwork. Effective teamwork is very significant for a company to use employee potential to the fullest. Teamwork is not only used in the corporate world to achieve targets on time, but also in the world of sports. If a team works towards a goal collectively, no one can stop it from reaching its goal. Due to the importance of teamwork in business, employers prefer to hire employees who are good team players.
Why is Teamwork Important in Business?
As a leader, Diana has to take into consideration that teamwork is an important dynamic for the success of any organization. Diana needs to work on her competencies as a team leader because the job that she is applying for requires a great deal of leadership. Although Diana must have excellent competencies since she was able to move up so much in the past 12 years at the same company. However, district manager’s positions have numerous responsibilities which include providing guidance to their employees…
Teambuilding and Teamwork
BUS 318 Organizational Behavior
Instructor: Anthony DiGaetano
August 11, 2013
With me currently working in a large organization where team work is extremely important, the team-building process is the part of this course that interested me the most. When I first joined the team three years ago there appeared to be a lot of closeness and a strong team appeal within the office. I really enjoyed going to work and doing my job every day. Not long after…
Teamwork in sports:
In this booklet you will be able to get a better understanding of how some factors of teamwork can influence group dynamics and how it can affect performance in team sports. You will be reading about these four factors:
• Tuckman’s Stages of group development
• Steiner’s Model of Group Effectiveness
• Social loafing
What is the difference between a group and team?
A team is a gathering of people who work interpedently and are committed to achieve one goal…
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Teamwork and team leadership
Author: Nurmi, Raimo
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Abstract: Some of the advantages and disadvantages of teamwork are explored, suggesting that in present day
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Assignment 1: Teamwork and Motivation
BUS 520: Leadership and Organizational Behavior
November 18, 2014
Imagine that you are the owner of a small manufacturing company. Your company manufactures a commodity, widgets. Your widget is a clone of a nationally known widget. Your company’s widget, WooWoo, is less expensive and more readily available than the nationally known brand. Presently, the sales are high; however, there are many defects…
provides a better experience to the service user. It makes the organisation more efficient and more likely to achieve its objectives. This is particularly important in a Social care setting as it ensures the safety and well-being of the service user so that they receive the best possible care. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” (Effective Teamwork: Practical lessons from Organisational Research, by…
Teamwork and Motivation
Dr. Kimberly Millier
July 19, 2013
Assignment 3: Teamwork and Motivation
Due Week 7 and worth 200 points
Imagine that you are the owner of a small manufacturing company. Your company manufactures a commodity, widgets. Your widget is a clone of a nationally known widget. Your company’s widget, WooWoo, is less expensive and more readily available than the nationally known brand. Presently, the sales are high; however…