Working in a Team

Working in a Team A team is considered to be a group of individuals who come closer for working together for achieving a common goal. In an organization team is understood as group of employees who has some collective tasks. The team members in such a team normally are authorized to regulate mutually the execution of these collective tasks. Teamwork is essential in today’s competitive world. In today’s corporate world individual perfection is not as desirable as a high collective performance level. In knowledge based organizations, teams are the norm today. Teamwork Teamwork is a set of activities of the group of individuals, which includes effective communication/interaction amongst the team members for knowledge sharing, understanding each other on personal level, helping others in achieving a level of perfection, building a sense of unity in the team and working towards common objectives. It is difficult to arrive at a single definition of teamwork. Several concepts exist and researchers in the field differ in their view of what teamwork actually means. Teamwork is generally defined as a cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons working together for a selfless purpose and acting together as a team in the interest of a common cause and working for a higher cause. Teamwork is also defined as a joint action by a group of people, in which each person subordinates his or her individual interests and opinions to the unity and efficiency of the group. This does not mean that the individual is no longer important. But effective and efficient teamwork goes beyond individual accomplishments. An effective teamwork is produced when all the individuals involved harmonize their contributions. Teamwork is the co-operative effort to achieve a common goal. Achievement is usually measured by some...