Teams are comprised of a leader and its members. A team is one unit that works towards a common goal. Increasingly, organizations are making strategic choices to support life long learning, leadership and team development in order to gain and sustain competitive advantage.
They say that good leaders are made not born. If you have the desire and willpower, you can become an effective leader. Good leaders develop through a never ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience. Managers who will be promoted are the ones who not only manage efficiently but also lead their teams effectively. They are the ones who inspire their workers into higher levels of teamwork. Effective leadership is one of the most important components of good teamwork.
The concept of teamwork is extremely important to the success of any team. Teamwork and unselfishness create the backbone of a great team, without them a team cannot realistically compete. Indeed, the nature of teams may be changing, but the underlying nature and benefits of teams are not.
Good teamwork starts with a shared understanding of its importance. Many organizations recruit people with an aptitude for and leaning towards teamwork. Although team members have clear and designated responsibilities, they help others when required. Good teamwork behavior is recognized and rewarded. Teamwork is built into the organisation culture, and it has to be carefully nurtured.
Again, a productive team has members that share common goals, a common vision, and have some level of interdependence that requires both verbal and physical interaction. They may come together for a number of different reasons, but their goals are the same. Similarly, the ends may differ but the means by which one gets there is the same –teamwork. This is the first step to leadership and team development. In whatever setting, effective teamwork can produce incredible results.