Teams require people to have the ability to work on different projects, and for an entrepreneur, a team is essential for success.
People usually have diverse opinions and skillsets that are needed in a team. An entrepreneur needs to be ready to use all the skills and perspectives available in a team.
The main idea is that when the group is interdependent, they can grow the business faster.
Let’s see a few examples of teams from different fields to understand how teamwork helps.
Teams have separate individuals
You can be an individual within a team. An individual can work on his own project with minimal interruption and input.
The key here is to understand the differences between an individual and a team. An individual can be the best among all.
But, there is a difference between being an individual and being a team member. According to Keirsey, the traits of an individual is Introverted iNtuition (iNtuition) and Extroverted Thinking (Telling), which have a maximum influence.
The traits of a team member are Service Orientation and Thinking (Telling), which have a maximum influence. According to Keirsey, “In addition to what you say, how you say it and when you say it is of critical importance.
Let’s take Introversion, for example.
Introversion is not about hiding who you are or avoiding conflict. Introversion is the awareness of your inner world, of your needs and emotions.
Introversion is the recognition of your emotions and feelings, the ability to acknowledge and evaluate them, and their relevance to you. Introversion is about knowing yourself and using that knowledge to meet your needs and achieve your goals.”
If you are a team member, you will benefit from two extreme traits of an individual. You can be an individual or a team player.
Different teams work on different things. They are scattered to the field.
When you are a team member, you should be open to new ideas. If a new idea presents itself to you, it is better to discuss it and analyze it.
By doing this, you will be able to prove the success or failure of the idea. A team member who fails to acknowledge an idea can cause an issue for the team members.
They will be at odds over the idea. The main aim of a team is to get better results through a better idea.
Leaders are common, but a team can benefit from unique leaders
When we talk about the power of teamwork, the mind is the key component to harness the power. In teamwork, the leaders are common, but each member has his own power to contribute.
A team should benefit from the power of uniqueness. A team consists of at least three people.
According to Keirsey, the trait of a team leader is Social Intelligence (sensing). A leader has to know and observe the team and remain sensitive to the members.
If a team does not have a leader, it will get affected, and the progress will become slow.
A team works with a leader who is aware of their own abilities and can work effectively with others.
The creativity of teamwork is the “hidden” creative power
Creativity is a great asset of a team. According to a paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, creativity helps a team make more creative results.
Teamwork can be the cause of great results. The creativity of a team is the “hidden” power.
Teamwork consists of collaboration, flexibility, and adaptability. All these traits help the team to overcome roadblocks and make new things.
This is the cause of great creative results.
Teamwork brings out the best in the individual
Not all members of the team are passionate about their work. If a team member lacks enthusiasm, they can get overwhelmed easily.
Teamwork can bring out the best in the individual. It is the time for individuals to grow and work with the team to make an impact.
Individuality and collective work contribute to a holistic and sustainable result
Not all work tasks are alike, and not all require the same level of effort and responsibility. This is why each member’s qualities need to be assessed and made clear to team members.
Teamwork is difficult because there are so many responsibilities. It is an important task to assess each task and align with the collective mood.
Teamwork is great when the individual members accept it. If the individual is willing to accept the responsibilities, it is great to work with others.
When several individuals work towards the same objective, there is a lot of time to think, ponder, and experiment. When several individuals work on different tasks, the task gets completed faster, and projects get better.
When an individual is interested in innovating, their team is free to experiment. Teamwork brings out the best in the individual as it allows them to create and collaborate towards one goal.
Teamwork supports self-organization and frees the individual to make decisions
There is a lot of time and resources available in a team. A team members’ only responsibility is to contribute.
Individual responsibility is limited only to the contribution they make.
When a team member has the freedom to make decisions, they have to make an effort to make sure that his decisions are based on the collective mood.
The mind can think faster when working together
The mind works faster when work is divided into smaller tasks. It is easier to think when there are small tasks.
Free thinking leads to greater creativity.
When the mind works efficiently, it is easier to make decisions and understand the complexity of a situation. Teamwork helps in eliminating the uncertainty in the minds of team members and boosts their enthusiasm.
Teamwork provides structure, support, and feedback
Team members need to know the aims of a project. When there is a greater demand for information in a team, it is easy to make decisions.
It is easier to understand a larger portion of the task at hand.
When there is a lot of responsibility to be carried out, it becomes difficult to focus on the task at hand. Teamwork helps the team members to focus on the task at hand.
Working with a team can bring out the best in individuals. However, working with team members is not as easy as it sounds.
A lot of work is done before the team is established and a direction is established. Teamwork leads to innovation and increases productivity.
Far from the traditional roles, the team works as an integrated unit to meet the challenges of the real world. This is the future that we are facing.
Teamwork is the key to success and innovation.