Teamwork is the foundation of success for most businesses. Good teamwork is built on positive interactions among co-workers when everyone on the team is working toward a common goal.
Teamwork is characterized by the following:
- Clearly defined mission
- Shared vision
- Well-defined responsibilities
- Well-developed planning mechanisms
Teamwork provides team members with a feeling of acceptance. The employees feel accepted by the team for their talents and contributions.
Successful teamwork has several distinctive elements:
- Good decision-making
- Effective conflict resolution process
- Team leader having clear understanding of his/her roles and responsibilities
- Team player mindset
- Team members understanding and complying with the basics of a effective work team