It’s almost impossible to find a business leader who doesn’t recognize the importance of teamwork. But even though teamwork is often seen as an indicator of a successful workplace, many companies still struggle with it.
Teamwork means a group of people working towards a common goal by coordinating their efforts, and contributing their talent, their skills, and their energy to achieving that common goal. But even more than that, teamwork also means creating a positive working atmosphere, and supporting each other. The success of the team depends on each member, there is a mutual responsibility that everyone is aware of and respects.
The knowledge and abilities of its people is irreplaceable capital for an organization, and harnessing it productively depends a lot on how effectively we can share our competences and abilities with others. Or, as Andrew Carnegie once put it, “Teamwork […] is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”