21. Why is team building important?
Team building is crucial in boosting the morale of workers as they will work in unity thus increase the success of any business. It is important as it determines the relationship between the workers which dictates the input the employees will give at work (Galegher 12).
Team building is the ability to motivate and identify the individuals that work together, stays together to achieve together. In business, the most important goal is making the client happy which can only be attained by working together with the employees. Employees, being the providers of labor and skills are the main asset of an organization in meeting the goals set. Therefore, the organization should focus on promoting teamwork in the running of the business for success. The organization can do this by listening to their views on the running and putting them in action, avoiding favoring some of the employees and giving them fair treatment. Team works aids the following,
Scope of the Work
One of the impacts of teamwork in an organization is the scope of work it carries out daily as a single employee cannot perform all the tasks that are needed in an organization. The organization has hired workers to provide a different type of skills in different departments of an organization to meet the overall objective. It is, therefore, the work that is done by the employees at different levels of the organization that leads to the success of their work.
Facilitation of Better Communication
The activities that require the contribution of all employees in an organization bring all workers and their leaders together to discuss the means to carry out the task. The discussion allows everyone to take part and contribute and by so doing the employees gets some sense of appreciation, and they are motivated to attain the goal that they set together. It, in turn, promotes better office relations and better quality work done.
Motivation of the Employees
The relation between the team leaders and the team building goes hand in hand. The more comfortable the leaders are with the opinions that the employees give, the organization effectiveness is better. Participation of the employees gives them more confidence, and they can come up with ideas to face the challenges that they encounter effectively.
Develops Skills of Solving Problems
When there is teamwork that all workers can come together in times of crisis and come up with steps and strategies that can be taken to conquer the problem. The team can evaluate all the ideas that they have and come up with a correct solution that will help them tackle the problem that they have effectively.
Breaks the Barrier
When the leaders show the employees trust in the work do, it gives them the sense that the leaders are their colleagues rather than their bosses. Therefore, they will carry out their duties responsibly without any fear or bad will of the company. Through team work, the gap between the leaders and employees is narrowed, and the overall objective is met.
When the employees go beyond the office setting, they are exposed to new ideas and challenges, and therefore they are forced to think beyond the office setting. The togetherness of the team leads to ignition of new ideas and creativity which will be effective to the office running routine.
Galegher, Jolene, Robert E. Kraut, and Carmen Egido. Intellectual Teamwork: Social and Technological Foundations of Cooperative Work. Psychology Press, 2014.
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