We were all told and retold the importance of teamwork .......
Today’s blog is by Margaret Stewart, Executive Assistant at SafeSourcing.
We were all told and retold the importance of teamwork throughout our school and work experiences, but have you ever really questioned why we need teamwork?
In many industries today, employers seek and expect employees to be able to work as a team. Anywhere you look, you can expect to see a multitude of places that list teamwork as a requirement. Some jobs require teamwork when one may not even work as a team. So, why is the ability to work as a team such a desired skill? There are, in fact, a number of different reasons why teamwork is a sought after trait.
First, an ability to work as a team means one is able to communicate well enough with others to get tasks accomplished. Even if someone doesn’t need to work with a team, communication and the ability to relay ideas and updates in a clear way is essential for most industries and positions. Employers need to have workers that can talk not only to management, but also to each other.
Second, working as a team indicates that a person can get along with others. This may not necessarily affect one’s job directly, but can make a massive impact on the work environment. If an employee can work well with others, then the whole organization can function smoothly and without friction. One member that cannot, or chooses not to, work well with others can affect the whole group.
Finally, working together can help spark ideas within the group, help keep each other accountable, and help see things in a new perspective. This skill is especially sought after by employers because these activities help engage the employees and create a sense of satisfaction over their accomplishments. That engagement and fulfillment at work leads to happier and more dedicated employees.
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