In recent times, the word TEAM has synonymously come to be associated with the word Manchester United. And, if it is true that people believe in observation rather than argument, then here surely is the perfect example. Their reacquisition of the premier league title without a team that could be classified as best on paper, effectively showed that the true strength and power of a fragment lies in it being a part of a whole, a TEAM.
Team Spirit, Team Player, Team Manager, Team Dynamics and Team Work are all allied aspects of the TEAM Concept. But do you wonder about the discussion around this concept while individual performance is the most spoken about means to outshine in the evolving service sector?
Someone has rightly said that the full form of TEAM is Together Everyone Achieves More. Let’s just say that evaluation of performance of a team is a relative concept with respect to individual performance. Now I’m sure most of you already must have thought about the management concepts of Synergy and Espirit de corps in a Team. But Team Dynamics, according to me, is one of those very few fields where theoretical knowledge can easily be mapped to reality or practical situations.
Believe you me; it is true that Together Everyone Achieves More and individual performance in the absence of alignment with team goals and organizational objectives are never going to suffice. The dynamic business world which is burdened with goal setting and objectives like never before, demands team synergy and performance at its collaborated best.
So here are some of the feeder thoughts for you to understand why team spirit is important and how to make the best out of a team experience, that is, how to be a Team Player and have your Resume reflect that too!
TOGETHER To function in any team, you have to understand the team psyche of all/most of the members. To do the same, run an analysis in your mind from time to time and keep documenting in your head each thing you observe about a particular person or about the team’s approach to solving problems and taking collective decisions. Collaboration will become easier when you become aware of the people you are to work and deliver results with.
EVERYONE should always value team results and outcomes over personal success. This is the hardest thing to do because it involves looking over your personal objectives to an extent and empathizing with the team goals and objectives. Think of a means to achieve your personal goals while working towards the organization’s goal oriented objectives.
ACHIEVING goals is the end to all the means in an organizational setup. All your activities, thoughts, fears, worries have to be driven by results.
MORE implies synergy coming in and all outcomes being scaled up. Everyone’s uni-directional efforts will pay off and will contribute to taking the overall success to another level.
So with this mantra, you should go ahead and gather some brilliant team building experiences, and share with us your idea of a TEAM, or some experiences worthy of being shared!
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