Hello Guys, we just finished the senior management retreat in the company where I work CREDIT DIRECT LTD, and the most preached secret of succeeding is working as a team, team work can never be over stretched, when a group of people with totally different background come together to do work successfully results in success. I had the nudge to identify some things that must not be overlooked if we want to succeed.
Team work is the co-operative effort by a group of people to achieve a common goal. The achievement of any TEAM is usually measured by some kind of performance indicator like customer satisfaction, increased enthusiasm, sales growth, capacity to handle responsibilities and expansion of frontiers. Teamwork is something that must be given constant attention in today’s market place experience. Every player must understand how important it is for them to work smoothly together with others if they want to make a success of what they do. Teamwork plays an integral part in any life endeavor because “two are always better than one, and there will always be a good reward for their labour”
Most people would ask, what happens when you work together and at the end of the day someone steals all the shine? Well then that person should not be regarded as a team player, most people are selfish and wants all for themselves, but we should always know that what you work as a team to do and succeed is collective and must be shared.
The word T. E. A. M means Together Everyone Achieves More!
Here are some considerations when you are assessing your team;
1- Does your team agree on goals created?
2- Do players openly encourage and support each other?
3- Do they have open communication with each other?
4- Does each player know what their role on the team is?
5- Do players use statements such as “we” when referring to the team, or is it more of an “every man standing alone” syndrome?
A productive team has players who share common goals, vision and some level of interdependence that requires both verbal and physical interaction. Teams come into existence through shared attitudes about a particular goal and every member of the team is accountable for the overall results. All if everyone does their job well, then the results are guaranteed. Everyone on the team has a unique role, which must be recognized and appreciated.
Joseph Osodi signs out