Teamwork is one of the most important things in every business organisation as it
combines the efforts of all the team members to achieve the main objectives of the
organisation. Every business entity today requires this particular skill within their
operating environment. And our report through various examples of real life
experiences taken down via various newspapers, academic journals, books, magazines,
and also various articles published on different web pages shows how teamwork and
leader ship skills added success to their stories and gradually helped them to achieve
their goals/objectives in the long run.
The report precisely consists the meaning of teamwork, and the organisations that
require teamwork. It also throws light upon how leadership skills and effective
teamwork go hand-in-hand and make a difference in a business organisation. The report
also states the reason of who individually managed business prove to be a big flop in
the long-run. It also discusses about how the work should be extracted from the
employees and also the basis upon which the work should be assigned to respective
This report states that how teamwork has made a drastic change and led several
companies towards success with the help of an example of a company which faced
several challenges in achieving the companyâs main objectives but gradually became
successful with effective teamwork.
In this report we will discuss about how Toyota Kirloskar motors came across the
difficulties which it was facing since three long years soon started climbing the doors of
success after the new MD changed his approach towards the Indian workers as the
workers were all giving out excuses and were not feeing the sense of being
the part of the company, and how it all got changed through motivation, and
Several examples from Forbes have also been taken which show the methods that the
successful leaders adapted in their working environment and also the impact that the
âNothing succeeds like teamworkâ has been said by Dr Kushagra Katariya is the
CEO of Artemis Health Sciences.
The essence of business lies in making money through trade and commerce. These
activities involve the participation of a lot of individuals. In order to reach out to a large
groupâs sensibilities, a business, no matter what size it might be, requires everyone to
work in synchronisation with each other. This synchronisation is described very aptly
by the French as âesprit de corpsâ. In a lay manâs words, this means that unity is
required for flourishing and this unity is synonymous with âteam workâ.
For team work to lead to a team that actually works, and that too well, there is a dire
need for there to be equality within the participation. The hierarchal distribution of
teams always tends to cause conflict because certain people feel prejudiced or
subjugated. When this unequal distribution is removed, people tend to perform to their
best potentialities and the results of team work in a business are extremely positive.
Team work also initiates a sense of camaraderie where team members become our
families and responsibilities. We feel the need to meet their expectations before ours
and that pushes us to outperform ourselves. Moreover, when a person approaches this
set of people who treat each other like family, he feels a sense of comfort amongst
people who are contended and happy amongst each other. This fosters a good buyer-
Thus, team work is what makes a business flourish, the agreeability of the team mates
and the collective vision they call their point of view helps them stick together. This
very same vision helps them have a focused goal that they can contribute to with their
own inputs, in order to make maximum monetary profit which is their aim at the end of
the day. As published on the website âhappy-managerâ.
Today, teamwork is an essence of every successful Business. In this dynamic business
environment any organisation cannot survive on individual efforts in the long-run.â It is
very vital to involve all the staff members and bring out the best out them in this
changing environmentâ as published in the article at Succesories.
Teamwork can be defined as a process of working together collaboratively with a group
of people in order to achieve a common goal .It is a very crucial part of any successful
business, as it helps to bind the efforts of all the employees.
Sometimes, people try to achieve goals by themselves because of their over confidence
on themselves and self esteem issues .But one is really a small in number to achieve a
goal, which makes the work more complex and therefore difficult to achieve.
And, therefore to achieve any task through teamwork each employee should be
assigned the work which he is capable of doing in other words; a place where he/she
can add their most .It is very important to know the talents and potential of your team
members and accordingly should be assigned the work. Evaluation of each employeeâs
skills, discipline, strengths, experience, and potential should be done before assigning
any task. In todayâs dynamic environment the type of challenge determines the type of
team required. A new challenge requires a creative team, and an Everest â” sized
challenge requires an experienced team respectively.
Also the experienced officials should keep an eye on the employees and should always
provide direction, support, or any further guidance which employees require. In a team
one should only be appointed as leader when he/she potentially proves to have all the
skills required for example; How to extract the work out of their employees? How to
manage the changes of dynamic environment?
The success of every business organization lies on how hardworking, and determined
the team members are and one should always motivate its team members to achieve its
objectives, it is the very essence of a successful organization, as published in the bookâ
The human history has shown us that it takes a special person with excellent leadership
skills and competencies to build the most successful companies. Let us consider an
example based in Forbes, Jack Welch (CEO and Chairman of General Electronics,
1981-2001) was a person who strongly believed in Change since the Business
Environment is Dynamic in nature, and also in knowing oneâs work and the potential of
rest of the team properly. And also his business strategies were based on the three things
that he believed in. Another example is of Steve Kenfer who was the CEO and Founder
of âTrip Advisorâ which has gradually become one of the Worldâs biggest Travel
Website these days. Steve Kenfer strongly believed that his leadership qualities and
motivational skills helped his company to touch the sky. He believes that every leader
should have skills to understand their employees and their hidden skill so that they can
use the skill in a rightful way for the growth of the company as published in a article
inâ Forbes Magazineâ.
The further example signifies the importance of teamwork and how it helps to achieve
the goals of a Business organization.
The importance of teamwork can be seen in any successful organisation, Toyota
Kirloskar Motor India which was facing failure in India since 18 months is one of the
best examples to showcase the significance of teamwork in any organisation. Naomi
Ishii, when became the Managing Director of TKM he tried to figure out the strengths
and weakness within the company and very soon realised that the Indian workers had
lost their confidence in the company and basically had no idea of companyâs future
goals. And very soon the workers went on strike; the essence of teamwork was
Soon after when the lockout was lifted from within the company Ishii started involving
all the Indian Leaders in order to get different perspectives regarding the Indian market.
Effective communication among the company officials, involving HR mangers and
leaders of every department inside the company made the intra relations better.
And very soon they got an opportunity to present their mid-term and long-term
strategies in front of Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan,, in July 2014. And the efforts of
the leaders could be very easily seen which served as a proof of increased sense of
belonging and ownership.
The company was operating quite well in India. The communication gap was therefore
bridged which gradually made the discussions and plans on supply and demand better.
Teamwork therefore proved to be the most important factor for the companyâs success
and made concern and empathy for the team workers and the future challenges, as
posted by Murali Gopalan in an article published by THE BUSINESS LINE.
Business expects far more from employees than technical and generic skills. Teamwork
is a multi-dimensional concept which has gained recent popularity and some success in
business. Team working helps in increasing productivity and effectiveness of the
employees and the organisation. The team culture plays an important role in todayâs
business because it helps in developing individual skills to teamwork. It also helps in
destroying all the traditional problems which occur in a business like the
communication and coordination.
Teamwork tools is now applied in few universities to enhance the practical task of
empowerment and leadership. Good leader should have some unique qualities like
Extraversion, conscientiousness, emotional stability, agreeableness, and predisposition.
Teamwork has become an essential element for the success and survival of a business.
Tips for team building
1) Form teams to tackle the real issues in the business
2) Hold departmental meetings to review the project
3) Build up fun and share experience in the business
4) Celebrate the success in group.
The major element helps in following teamwork is âTrustâ and the members are not
individually responsible for the successes or failures of their team in the organisation.
Teams often arises when all the employees are willing to work together to accomplish a
specific goal. Teamwork at work place does not only benefits your workers but also
significantly affects in your business
Importance of teamwork
Teamwork enables you to complete the task faster and more efficiently than tackling
project individually. It also reduces the pressure on workers which allows him to be
through in his roles and specialisation.
Teamwork is also very important in an organisation because it gives employees with a
opportunity to socialise with each other which helps in improving the relation among
Teamwork increases the accountability of every member of the team, especially when
working under people who command a lot of respect within the business.
Academy of Management Journal Administrative Science Quarterly
American Psychologist Harvard Business Review
Human Systems Development Industrial Management Review
Journal of Applied Psychology OD Practition
This projects tell us the importance of teamwork in a business. We come to know that
no company can be a success in the market if they lack team spirit. Companies should
make their employees believe that teamwork is the heart of the business. Success is only
possible when employees start working from âIâ to âWEâ.
Working in a team benefits the employees as well as the company. Employees are
benefitted as they will have a healthy competition amongst themselves if they work in a
group. Teamwork also improves the relationship of employees with each other as they
always work together and know more about each other. If the efficiency of the
employees increase it will automatically benefit the business. Toyota Kirloskar Motor
India is an example of how company can be a success if they follow teamwork.
Without a good manager teamwork cannot be achieved. It is the managers role to guide
his employees and encourage them to do their task better and together. Only with a
good leader the team can be a success. The manager should motivate the team so that
group goals are preference rather than individual goals. Working in a team they can
achieve the group goals as well as their individual goals.
If a company does not work in a team then there is failure of the business. Like the
SWISSAIR which declined in 2002 due to mismanagement and lack of teamwork in the
organisation. These kind of stories tell us the importance of team work and proper
management in the company.
We can say that the company is an effective team only if the company has a definite
goal, competitive staff, good leadership, and good working conditions.
âComing together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is