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Transcript of Teamwork
Waifoo Liew Teamwork Why is Teamwork Important? Teams do not work without teamwork. Team work makes you perform better and produce better result. In a team every member is responsible for success. It is a combination of strengths, covering up the individual weaknesses. The strengths and weaknesses of team members are complemented. Hence the goal is achieved with the maximum efforts. Characteristics of Effective Teamwork - Clear Goal
- A results-driven structure
- Competent team members
- A collaborative climate
- High standards that are understood by all
- Principled leadership Stages of Team Growth 1. Forming
5. Adjourning Real life Example Real world examples of successful teamwork in business -
Google, Inc. is a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ stock exchange. It was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin What is Teamwork all about? In general, it is a joint action by a group of individuals, in which each person contributes his or her individual interests and opinions to the unity and efficiency of the group Effective Teamwork The most effective teamwork is produced when all the individuals involved harmonize their contributions and work towards a common goal. Forming This is the stage where members cautiously explore the boundaries of acceptable group behavior. Storming Storming is probably the most difficult stage for the group. Members often become impatient about the lack of progress, but are still inexperienced with working as a team Norming During this stage team members accept the team and begin to reconcile differences. The team is able to concentrate more on their work and start to make significant progress. Performing By this stage the team members have discovered and accepted each other's strengths and weaknesses, and learned what their roles are. They are comfortable using decision making tools to evaluate the ideas, prioritize tasks and solve problems. Much is accomplished and team satisfaction and loyalty is high. Adjourning As we know that no team lasts forever and the break-up of a team needs to be planned to ensure organisational, team and individual goals are managed.
Some team members may have entered their comfort zone and may resist the break up of the team while others will be ready for the next challenge. Introduced by Bruce Tuckman Example of five stages in Teamwork Thank you for kind attention Great teamwork starts with a clear vision and the right culture. What Google, Inc. started with was their vision of clear information to the world.
You may be asking yourself, what does this have to do with teamwork. They are building a culture they view will help change the world in a positive way. Google Inc. builds on the strengths of their team. Their team even has a name for themselves, the “Googlers”.
Each team member has their place. What this tells me is that Google Inc. understands that their team is the key to their success. How do they do it ?