What is Teamwork?
Here are a few definitions we found: Here are a few definitions that we found:Teamwork is when people work together to achieve a goal. Teamwork is when people work together, using their individual skills, and offering constructive feedback, regardless of any personal conflict. – BussinesDictionaryTeamwork is a cooperative process that allows ordinary people to achieve extraordinary results. J. ScarnatiTeam is a group of people who share a common goal. This allows them to develop mutually beneficial relationships and work together to achieve their team goals. Teamwork is about individuals working together in a cooperative atmosphere to achieve common goals. P. Harris & K. HarrisThe absence of a single definition of teamwork proves that it’s more important to understand the purpose of teamwork rather than trying to define it. The Big Book of Team Culture
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According to a case studyconducted by P. Tarricone and J. Luca of Edith Cowan University, there are six key attributes of successful teamwork:Commitment to team successTeam members should share common goals, values, beliefs, as well as commitment and motivation to succeed; for example, each team member has to strive for perfection – which means that if developers have superb performance, designers have to keep up and vice versa.InterdependenceThere is no success for an individual if other members of the team fail; for example, it doesn’t matter that the design is sparkling – if the website crashes with every click, everyone loses.Interpersonal skillsRespect, support, and realistic mutual expectations amongst team members are a must; for example, a team cannot expect an inexperienced junior web developer to pull the same weight as a senior one.Open communicationGiving and accepting feedback as well as cultivating a team spirit of constructive criticism is paramount; for example, if a young designer willingly accepts more experienced colleagues’ advice, he may improve his overall performance which will benefit the team.Appropriate team compositionSpecific tasks are handled by specific roles, and specific roles require specific talents and skill sets; for example, a team that is made up solely of developers will create a functional app. However, design will likely be below par. They will often make high-risk/high-reward moves, and be more than willing to accept scolding if their “leap of faith” fails.Advantages of Teamwork
It is a great way to build a sense of accomplishment and mutual moral support.