There are many organizations that ask their employees to work as a team. Working as a team has various advantages like the possibility of making new contacts, distribution of work related activities (responsibilities), less work stress and a sense of group accomplishment. Effective communication among the colleagues eliminates much of the anxiety and negative feelings about each other. This is the responsibility of the group leader to encourage all the team members to communicate clearly with one another while they are working together.
A team is mostly collection of people from various backgrounds. When the team members understand each other well and they are able to communicate effectively then, this cultural diversity becomes a benefit. People listen to each other’s suggestions/inputs more openly and thus give productive results.
While working as a team member we need to recognize our role. If all the persons in a team are concentrating on the same job, then little will get accomplished. So the distribution of tasks fairly among the team members matters a lot to achieve the ultimate goal.
Teams require resources, and especially, time. Teams are mostly more effective when:
People from diversified groups are involved
A proper target is set for all members to chase
Responsibilities are assigned clearly among the team members
A regular meeting schedule is set to discuss all activities carried out in certain time
Commitment toward work in a team is the most important of all. Team members need to be committed to accomplish the mission of their organization and understand the importance of their skills and services to the organization.