Teamwork within and between every department in a company enables smoother movement towards targets and can help overcome obstacles. There are many facets that go into making teamwork a success in the workplace.
Trust among all employees is critical to successful teamwork. Trust is not an instant thing; it is gradually built. Consistency and commitment are big factors in this. Each employee must deliver on commitments to other employees in a consistent and timely manner. Otherwise, the trust between them can be broken.
Another must for successful teamwork is a unified vision. All employees or members of a team must have in mind the same goal, time frame for achieving that goal, and process for achieving that goal. Having a kickoff meeting for a project with all involved is a good way to establish this, along with meetings throughout the course of the project if necessary.
One of the major benefits of good teamwork between employees is they are better able to brainstorm on ideas to help move the company forward. The team can start out with one idea, and by the end of the brainstorming process they grow that idea into something far better. This is due to the back and forth between each member - differences in opinions and varying strengths within a team are a positive.
– Lori L. Palmer, President, REB Storage Systems International