At MeloTel, we consider teamwork an absolute must. Every member of our team brings a very specific and unique talent to the table. Without each member, we’re left with a void. It’s essential that we all work together in order to maximize the potential of our company’s growing success.
Do you value teamwork at your organization? It may sound like a silly question, but it’s worth noting that many business owners neglect the importance of manufacturing a strong company culture within the four walls of their places of business. Co-workers must be able to mesh well, happily sharing ideas and building off of each other’s energy. Teamwork is a vital part of any company’s success. But why?
Sharing the workload helps to minimize or eliminate burnout.
An overworked employee isn’t bound to provide you with the productivity you need. One of the top reasons teamwork is so important is that it helps ease the burden that comes with the various assignments given your team. When there is a task that requires various elements, it’s wise to allow different members of a team to contribute so that the responsibilities aren’t overbearing.
According to Tracy Middleton on Atlassian.com, “a recent Gallup study of nearly 7,500 full-time employees found that 23 percent of employees feel burned out at work very often or always. Another 44 percent say they sometimes feel this way. What helps? Sharing the load…The study also found that knowing your boss has your back also protects against burnout. “
Teamwork helps to foster more creative ideas.
You know the saying “two heads are better than one”. Well, think about the benefits of having three, four, five or more heads put together to come up with solutions to a problem. Yes, it may bring to mind another idiom involving “too many chefs in the kitchen”. However, when an adequately-sized group is called upon to come up with ideas, the results are generally much better than when one person is assigned with the task.
“Businesses need new, fresh ideas to succeed in the competitive world,” insists YTI Career Institute, “You have a unique perspective to bring to the table which will benefit the business overall. Businesses thrive when they have a diverse team of people who can contribute individual ideas.”
Teamwork makes your employees happier.
If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times: happy employees are productive employees! The vast majority of workers much prefer to work with other members of their staffs as opposed to all alone. Middleton notes that studies have proven this.
She reveals that an Atlassian survey of over 1,000 team members across a range of industries found that when honest feedback, mutual respect and personal openness were encouraged, team members were 80 percent more likely to report higher emotional well-being. “Research from the University of Warwick in England suggests happy employees are up to 20 percent more productive than unhappy employees,” she also reports.
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