The world is witnessing constant disruptions in technologies and every day something new hits the market. The pace of this change also calls for an enhanced need for effective work. So, even you are a master of multiple trades will not serve the purpose unless you work as part of the whole setup. There is an increased need to have teams that are well-equipped with all the necessary skills that are needed to give shape to the most revolutionary products and also bring about the necessary increments in the products. The importance of teamwork in an organization cannot be understated.
It is much faster than taking up things individually and then moving the products to different departments. This is the age where as a business you cannot afford to lag behind. You have to roll out products not just faster than your competitor but much better than them. Such products often need to meet multiple stages before they hit the market.
The team not only distributes workloads and accomplishes the given task in a better way but are also together in terms of shared responsibilities. So imagine, the whole game is leveled-up. When it comes to owning responsibility, everyone chips in the best to ensure that there is nothing left unattended. Even if you as a developer have done your bit, your inputs will be very useful to the performance testing team. Any fault if occurred at that stage can be easily worked out if the whole group sits as a team to discuss the same.
Let us chalk out the real importance of teamwork to your business:
One of the most obvious advantages of working as a team is to have increased productivity. This is because the workload can be shared and the individual workload can be brought down. Hence the tasks are often completed in record time as per the deadlines. The ground rule is that your role should be as per your skills and specialization. Another way to distribute work is to consider the level of interest. You may be a skilled coder but also have a keen interest in design, so the organization should also leverage your skills accordingly. So you can be an added asset to your organization.
When you work on the same floor with an open-door model there are chances of increased interactions among employees. The employees have more chances of bonding with one another. There is a prevailing sense of oneness and shared emotions upon the successful finish of any project. There is a general atmosphere of mutual trust and friendship.
This is one of the major factors that has underlined the need to work in teams. Employees have been often seen working under pressure due to increased peer pressure when they work as solo entities accomplishing a task. As a team, the whole group takes it upon themselves to make the product work. So, there can be a drag at any stage due to the fault in any phase, the whole team gets to work around it and once the real glitch is identified, the specialized person is encouraged to work it out. Team members do not want to let their teams down and hence work aggressively to make things happen.
The importance of teamwork also comes to fore when as a member of the team you not only get to know other people but there is also a great amount of shared learning. You keep pace with the process to ensure that the next member in line in your team gets enough space to work his or her bit. Hence the knowledge of the whole process becomes essential to your own productivity. Even after your work is done, you may still be required to give some inputs for an improvement in the later stages as per the work you did.
Additionally, the fresh employees get a chance to work in parallel with the veterans and learn a lot from their experience and knowledge. A perfect team will comprise of people who come from different backgrounds with their own specific skill sets. Hence when you work together as one team, you get a chance to acquire the skills you had no idea about before. There are chances that you may develop a new interest in another field. Teamwork allows people to come together and share their ideas to brainstorm on the issue at hand. Such sessions often lead to the development of state-of-the-art projects.
The importance of teamwork cannot be more pronounced than now when the business environment is continuously transforming. It is your team that will help you catch up with the magic more than anything else.
Anuja is the Co-founder and CEO of RedAlkemi Online Pvt. Ltd., a digital marketing agency helping clients with their end to end online presence. Anuja has 30 years of work experience as a successful entrepreneur and has co-founded several ventures since 1986. She and her team are passionate about helping SMEs achieve measurable online success for their business. Anuja holds a Bachelors degree in Advertising from the Government College of Fine Arts, Chandigarh, India.