Teamwork: The Backbone of Company Workplace Efficiency

Teamwork: The Backbone of Company Workplace Efficiency

How crucial are soft skills in our fast-changing world of digital contact and virtual reality? This quote from best answers that question: “In a constantly changing world in which many hard skills are being overtaken by advancing technology, soft skills are the critical differentiating factor for future success – Peter Surek.

Working in teams increases the likelihood of improved performance at work by 20 percent or more as opposed to in individual silos of isolation. (Teamwork and employee performance in public sector organisations).

Teamwork is the ability to work collaboratively and synergistically with colleagues to create an outcome according to company goals. Research shows that collaborative problem-solving leads to better outcomes. Team members feel more comfortable taking calculated risks and implementing jointly developed initiatives. This leads to more insightful innovation since each member has the support of entire team behind them. Ideas are proposed, discussed, improved, refine and enhanced to improve services, processes or products.

Why is teamwork important in a business environment?

Encourages personal growth; through aligning employee efforts around organizational and shared goals, strengthening their talents and enabling more skills to be learnt. In this sense it also builds effective working relationships and reduces team members’ role ambiguity.

Increases job satisfaction; as the sense of belonging and interaction with others reinforces employees’ roles, influences attitudes, and can boost workplace productivity and satisfaction.  

Reduced stress; because each team member does not feel overwhelmed, as the project or initiative is shared among them all.

What happens when an organisation has members who do not work in a team?

Chaos. Individual initiatives that perhaps each makes sense on its own but are not fully aligned for a common objective. An organisation is therefore likely to face inconsistency in projects where teamwork is not implemented. Lack of synergy and flow in the different employee tasks could result in lower volume and quality of output. The dangers posed by this are customer dissatisfaction, losses, lower turnover and profitability, and employee dissatisfaction.

What we do

Team building is the glue that holds good teams together and oils the functional capability of the teams. At Friends Consult Ltd, we believe that organising regular team building sessions can contribute to building synergy, productivity, becoming a team player, nurturing one’s leadership capabilities, and understanding individual personality types which leads to improvement in personal and company growth through team efforts. We therefore purposely engage in team building and soft skills training, of ourselves and clients, for continued relevance.