Haven’t we all heard the folklore where a group of sparrows get trapped in the hunter’s net and when all the sparrows flap their wings together in the same direction they are able to fly along with the net and escape the hunter’s trap. That’s what is precisely called : Team work.
Management thinkers and motivational speakers have given several definitions to team work, however, team work is nothing but working together to achieve a common purpose or a goal. It’s about surrendering your ego, false self-esteem and a misplaced sense of supremacy.
Team work is an essential ingredient of the modern corporate work places. Several surveys have found that organizations with outstanding leaders and visionaries have failed solely because the employees in the organization did not work as a team. What qualities does an individual need so that he can succeed in a team? The answer: He/She should have empathy, polished behaviour and a refined tongue. Without these qualities the teams may end up in mean squabbles, they may not display full co-operation and the entire department will fall apart.
When people work as a team, the results can be simply amazing. Take the example of the India’s world cup win in 1985. As Kapil Dev the then captain of the team had admitted the victory was entirely because all the players shed their individual egos and played as a team. One person’s weakness was complemented with the other person’s strength resulting in the Indian team proudly clinching the title of world champs.
Similarly, if you observe an orchestra there is complete harmony and synchronization between the drummers, the pianist, the violinist and the singer, thus resulting in a rocking performance. Any Successful Management professional is always a part of a successful team, Its important that institutes offering Distance Learning courses in Organizational management should train their students in the importance of Teamwork, as it plays a huge role in understanding the dynamics and scale throughvarious levels of Corporate organization.