Team Work

Team Work

How to enhance team working skills
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."


The definition of a team is a group of people, each of whom is responsible for making individual decisions, who together hold a common purpose, who meet together to communicate, collaborate and consolidate knowledge.
An ability and capacity acquired through deliberate, systematic, and sustained effort to smoothly and adaptively carryout complex activities or job functions involving idea, things, and/ or people.
The certain characteristics for an effective team.
• Trust: A firm belief in the honest and reliability of another individuals.

• Support: A good team that works together shouldn't just be a group of individuals working together, but should in a sense form an individual as a whole, made from all of the individual team members. Different individuals of the team will have different personalities and characteristics, meaning different levels of encouragement and support will be needed. Being able to recognize when somebody needs encouragement or support is a skill that will come over time, but is great for team morale. It also allows you to become closer to that person or people, showing that you care what is happening to them, further tightening the team together.

• Listening: Teamwork means working with others, so putting only your ideas forward and not listening to others, is not teamwork. You will need to take the time to listen to other people. Having other peoples input and not just your owns is important for making the best decisions, and for the team to respect each other.

• Willingness to accept: A good team member will be able to have all of the other qualities on this list, as-well as having the willingness to accept team decisions and roads of development.
It can be very easy to not run with an idea that was chosen over yours, but having the ability to do so will allow the group to make...

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