Teamwork and Leadership
An organization is a community of people working together, contributing to a common goal. Concept of team came from the world of sports. "Getting good players is easy. Getting them to play together is the hard part”.- Casey Stengel
Team is the essence of the success of any organization. TEAM is collection of individuals with various complementary skills brought together to achieve a common task. During the initial/forming stage, each person has all qualities of individuality - personal aspiration, pride and self-esteem, need for authority, power and status. Members are circumspect about their relationship with others and have no clarity of work. A leader plays a vital role at this stage and has to provide the ground rules and initiate action- accelerate the process of familiarisation, allocate roles and tasks and promote group activities.
Teams have goals, interdependent relationships and mutual influence .Good quality relationships built on trust, respect, integrity and compassion are the important determinants of organizational success. Team development and team dynamics are vital for an organization to achieve full potential. Effective teams move towards interdependence, rather than leader-dependence. Interdependence is a key aspect of team culture. Team Members share authority and responsibility for self management. Team members can create an ecosystem that allows everyone to GO BEYOND their limitations. This collaborative value of togetherness builds a sense a belonging and evokes the spirit of team. The result is synergy with a strong sense of mutual commitment.
TEAM can be simply stated as:
“Teamwork makes the dream work”- Bang Gae
Teamwork is the fuel for greater achievements. We may face adversity, but if team members operate with a high degree of trust, accountability, genuineness and interdependence and stand firm together and united, they will realize their power as a whole. When team comes together for the good of the overall goal, success takes care of itself
The key to business success is leadership and teamwork. Leaders who have ethical proficiency, and who can delegate work promoting harmony and maintaining good relationships are significant for organizational success. A satisfied and happy workforce will share their happiness in positive interactions with customers. The organization operating on moral principles will have a stellar reputation and enjoys the prospects of continuing economic success.
‘Coming together is beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success’ - Henry Ford