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November 4, 2012

Teamwork the Panacea

‘Teamwork’, the buzzword of the 90’s is still luring attention, but is it an overrated word? What is it about teamwork that makes it a winner over individual performance?

The positive outcome of synergized efforts, enhanced performance, innovative ideas and cooperative work culture weigh much more than the drawbacks of inherent conflict, unequal participation, and sometimes curbed creativity. However we still find teamwork an important ingredient in the organizational growth.

Team comprises of different personalities, we have the driver driving the goal, the adventurer inspiring all to take risks and try new ideas & methods. The perfectionist making sure each task the team undertakes is completed with perfection. The energizer keeps the energy level high. To make sure that team does not loose focus on the objective while exploring new ideas, taking risks and aiming for perfection the stabilizer plays an important role. And every team would need encouraging words and motivation making the role of cheerleaders imperative. But it is important that all these characters work in balance. A good team is one which builds on each others strong points and expertise. A team cannot have a superstar whom rest all follow in awe, it is the contribution of each member with his or her unique set of competence which makes the team excel.

Here are some quotes collected from the garden of web on teamwork, hope you are able to find meaning in them.

Coming together is a beginning.Keeping together is progress.Working together is success.”

-http://www.boardofwisdom.com/togo/?viewid=1010&search=Henry+Ford">Henry Ford

TOGETHER we stand, TOGETHER we fall, TOGETHER we win, and winners take ALL.”

-http://www.boardofwisdom.com/togo/?viewid=1010&search=TC+Volleyball+Team">TC Volleyball Team

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”

-http://www.boardofwisdom.com/togo/?viewid=1010&search=Michael+Jordan">Michael Jordan

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”

- Ryunosuke Satoro

Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”

- Vince Lombardi

When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.”

Joe Paterno

Many management theories and human resource strategies have come into picture but the ‘Teamwork’ strategy has still not lost its touch, it continues to be the panacea in most of the cases for organizational growth.

Tags : Teamwork, leadership, team performance, team management, strategy

About Nivedita

Nivedita has almost six years of experience in the HR domain. In her current role with an IT company, she manages the talent acquisition and talent management initiatives of the organization. She has been honored a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources. She began her career in 2005 and has been working in the different domains of Human Resources ever since.