Team Development

A team don’t just form and immediately start working together to accomplish great things. Teams must go through several stages before being able to function productively. An ideal team demands to select a Team Leader first. A team leader is selected on basis of necessary knowledge, skill and experience needed to serve the purpose for which the team is build up. Once the team leader is selected, the team have to develop through the following four stages to  work effectively and efficiently.

Stage 1: Forming

Forming is the first stage of team development. In this stage team leader picks team members with the necessary skills and diverse backgrounds and share a vision, discuss about the team task and expectations and provide positive and constructive direction to work together. Team members are introduced to each other and begin to define what they hope to accomplish from participating on the team. Members cautiously explore the feelings of excitement, pride in being chosen; optimism along with some anxiety about the work. Continue reading

Teamwork at Workplace

    Recently Teamwork has become a very common and demanding concept irrespective of all successful organization. But what do we mean by Teamwork? Does merely a group of people’s working together is called teamwork? Let us find the answer.

Webster’s World Dictionary defined Teamwork as ” A joint action by a group of people, in which each person subordinates his or her individual interests and opinions to the unity and efficiency of the group”. This does not mean that the individual is no longer important; however, it does mean that effective and efficient teamwork goes beyond individual accomplishments. Research shows that the most effective teamwork is produced when all the team members shows the following characteristics collectively. Continue reading