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Teamwork by Alok Mohan



Teamwork is essential for competing in today’s world, wherein individual perfection is not as desirable as a high level of collective performance.

Teamwork means “A joint action by a group of people, in which each person subordinates his or her individual interests and opinions to the unity and efficiency of the group.”

 This does not mean that the individual is no longer important; however, it does mean that effective and efficient teamwork goes beyond individual accomplishment. The most effective teamwork is produced when all the individuals involved harmonize their contributions and work towards a common goal. Teamwork has become an important part of the work culture and many business houses now look at teamwork skills, while evaluating a person for employment.

It’s about everybody pulling in the same direction and not against each other.  Team work is important essence of each and every management. Team work is a back bone of any organization.

Excellence requires energy of soul, energy of mind and energy of body

 When all the three ingredients are available as a team, tremendous synergy is generated. Individual intellectual quarks are therefore  useless

 It is teamwork and nothing but teamwork which emerges as the winner.

Cohesive teams are only  changing the face of the world  and not individuals. A team does not imply just putting together  some people, appointing over them a team leader and assigning them a particular task for producing the finished product in a record time. It is much more complex then this.

Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the ‘missile man of India’ has written

in his book Wings of Fire how he and his team worked on the missile project. He says, “The fact that I got them all together to share whatever little development had been achieved — results, experiences, small successes, and the like— seemed to me worth putting all my energy and time into. It was a very small price to pay for that commitment and sense of teamwork, which could in fact be called ‘trust’. Within my own small group of people forming a Team.

Building a team is therefore the process of transforming a set of people selected for the task into a role-oriented task force. If you train a specific team in teamwork, you train the members of the team a particular task or project. But if you train each member of the team in the art of effective teamwork, he will work as a team man for the rest of his life.

An ideal team may have the following characteristics:

• A common goal.

• Each individual knows his role.

• Every individual knows his job and the job of others.

• Each individual knows the overall goal.

• Every team has a leader.

• Members have a good understanding amongst them.

• Team members have faith in their leader.

• The team offers a platform for open discussions and

Suggestions as leaders also exist at every level & every situation..

The concept of team leaders is not a recent one but a very old and existing one. Armies had this concept very much in vogue in the past and in the present too. Without religiously following this concept, no army can move in its endeavour to maintain unity of command. At every level, there has to be a leader who must lead by example. Here there is no point to deal with leading men in battles, but to consider a more recent development of corporate leadership where, though the concept is same, except that the battle-grounds are different.

Leaders automatically emerge from among a group of people also in different difficult situations. Therefore Successful teams need members having strong team Spirit and quality of Social Cohesiveness. In corporate leadership,  we must concentrate on the lowest entity, the lowest block in the team to build Team Culture.

To build  Team Culture We must:
1. Provide an inspiring vision

2. Define shared values

3. Set stretch goals


Following traits are important for Team Work

1 Professional competence

2 Confidence Sharing

3 Unbiased Decision making

4. Helping in need

5 Good expression

6 Encouraging others

7 Working without supervision

We conclude with following famous quotes

 1. Team Work is the ability to work together toward a common vision.

 2. Team Work is the ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives.

 3. Team Work is fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.

 4. TEAM means “Togetherness Empower All Mankind”


Alok Mohan

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