Hi There,

I don’t think I mentioned it in the opening article for this subject last week, but hey, it is my birthday today and I am super excited. Lol!! What makes it more interesting is as to how it relates to the topic we started discussing last week. Hey, don’t get lost; we are talking team/team building this month and you can click here to enjoy and stop floating   ☻.

Based on the subject, permit me to brag about my organization for a minute, teams are very important to us because we understand how valuable teamwork is. We literally live out the catchphrase, “Teamwork makes the dream work.” We understand that teams amongst other benefits influence company culture, employee turnover and efficiency in delivery of tasks. We find ourselves drawing strength and inspiration from others to get work done; ensuring no one drops the ball and trade blames because we believe we are as strong as our weakest link. Well, enough about my organization and let’s delve into the subject of discussion for today. Let’s examine some reasons and usefulness of teams and team building:

  • Team building and working in teams creates an environment for creativity and learning. In the previous article, I mentioned how teams are comprised of individuals with different strengths and weaknesses, as well as talents and giftings. These differences create room blending via combined efforts and which in turn leads to efficiency and innovation.
  • Teamwork enables employees to acquire skills. When we stay together in teams for a while, soon, team members begin to imbibe and learn skills of other colleagues. Also, since teamwork requires attentiveness and other skills such as emotional intelligence, communication skill, problem-solving capacity and so on, employees who are deficient in these areas find themselves learning those habits and improving themselves.
  • Teams institute and improve company culture. I am sure you have heard the quote, “culture eats strategy for breakfast”, there is no better way to explain or represent this than as explicit as it sounds. Working in teams expose the culture existent in a workplace, destroys the culture in the workplace or introduces a new culture in an organization. When individuals work in teams, they communicate and collaborate especially at the adjourning stage of a team.
  • Teamwork builds trust. Working in teams entails trusting each other and having one another’s backs; it is literally a case of, “all for one and one for all.” Trust makes people feel safe and when people feel safe, they open up and communication is more effective at this point. When employees trust each other or members of their team, employee turnover significantly lowered.

The benefits of team or teamwork cannot be over emphasized, as this has shown significant change in many organizations worldwide. If you are seemingly having challenges with teamwork and team building in your organization, or you generally would like to improve the efficiency of your team, 21Search has well outlined courses and activities to help strengthen existing teams and build new teams. Kindly send an email to e.mbahon@21search,ng to get a quote or call 08107017274 to begin.

Until I come your way again, stay safe, work smart and not just hard.



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