Today’s society is grounded in individual achievement. While this mindset has empowered many people to do great things, it ignores a fundamental life skill: how to work well with others. The result? Detrimental effects in the workplace, like duplicated efforts, miscommunication, conflict, and errors.
Effective teams promote a diversity of perspectives and ideas, generating creative momentum. They develop creative solutions to complex problems and discover innovative approaches. Teamwork facilitates effective communication and creates synergy, where energy and ideas between people tap the creative resources of the entire group.
Building teamwork is a process that takes time and removes individuals from the traditional hierarchical structures, pulling them out of their comfort zone. Just because you organize workers into teams doesn’t mean they will truly be working together. They can – you just have to show them.