An increasing number of businesses have taken up team building for growth, efficiency and competition. In the U.S., we have always admired and rewarded independent and driven entrepreneurs so is it not a natural part of our culture.
Teamwork has potential benefits so it is worthwhile to develop an infrastructure to support it. Here are some benefits:
- Globalization – The commercial world is expanding and companies seeking growth are pushing staff internationally to meet local customers’ needs. Firms are forming partnerships abroad and teamwork helps meld different corporate cultures.
- Speed – Successful teams with a wide variety of skills can quickly create new products and services. That give these companies an enormous strategic advantage.
- Flexibility – Organizations need to be able to meet challenges quickly as new markets emerge. Rapid growth and sustainability require people to work together and pull in the same direction.
- Morale Booster – When employees work together by sharing the company’s vision and fostering the company’s values, the result is positive. Communication is improved and an environment is built on trust.
Good teamwork doesn’t just happen. It has to be nurtured over time and requires a supportive infrastructure.