Teamwork. 4 actions to promote it and 5 benefits for the company.
Teamwork means that a group of people belonging to the same environment or organization meet and collaborate so that each member of the group can contribute ideas or carry out actions aimed at achieving a common goal.
If we look at the requirements of companies when recruiting candidates, we can see that many of them consider it essential that their workers, or future workers, know how to carry out a good work of teamwork. Why is it so important for these companies that their employees not only be brilliant in their individual work but also when working as a team?
Here are some of the benefits of teamwork for companies and organizations:
1.- Teamwork facilitates the generation of different points of view, ideas and approaches of a project and, therefore, directly affects the quality and innovation of the products or services offered by the company.
2.- Teamwork generates a feeling of belonging to the group that increases the employee’s motivation level.
3.- The level of knowledge applicable to the project is always greater when a teamwork is carried out since it results in the sum of the individual knowledge of the members of the group. In the same way, the lack of knowledge of a specific area by an individual can be compensated by the knowledge of another.
4.- The teamwork allows taking advantage of the experience and knowledge of the other members of the group, encouraging learning and the exchange of ideas.
5.- By working as a team and sharing ideas and approaches with the other members of the group, a positive atmosphere is generated that is totally beneficial for the good functioning of the company.
Although in a company there is no strong philosophy of teamwork, it is entirely possible to encourage and raise awareness among employees about its importance, taking into account the following aspects:
1.- inform and educate employees about the benefits of teamwork.
2.- Establish a common goal that is clear and achievable for all team members.
3.- Recognize the task of each and every member of the group, making them feel valuable and valued, creating an optimal climate of trust and communication.
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4- Carry out activities and days away from the workplace that promotes relationships between group members and encourages teamwork.
In this last point, we mentioned the importance of organizing activities or conferences outside the office or workplace, aimed at creating a greater bond between employees or members of the group and thus encourage teamwork. Dreams & Adventures, with more than 20 years of experience in the sector, offers tailored activities solutions for companies of all types and sizes that want to improve team spirit and cooperation among their employees.
Activities to promote teamwork, how do they work?
When we talk about activities that promote teamwork, we are not thinking at all of the boring and endless talks or presentations about the importance of cooperation and the exchange of ideas. The activities that promote teamwork have a playful and informal spirit and allow groups to be in a space outside their usual work environment, in a relaxed and free of pressures.
The advantages of this type of activity are numerous: on the one hand, they allow to increase the level of trust and cooperation among the members of the team; on the other, they allow the organization or company to know the role played by each member in the group as a whole, being able to act accordingly when making decisions about the role of each employee in the work teams.
The events to encourage teamwork to bring the group together in front of a specific activity, and they set a common goal that the participants must reach by teams. Making cakes, inventing products, building a racing car, making a short film … these are just some examples of the many team building activities that can be carried out. In these activities, the participants have an assigned role and must cooperate with their partners to obtain the best result and be the winners of a final competition against the other teams or to achieve a common goal. Good relationships, organization, communication, and teamwork play a key role in these activities.
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