By definition the word “team”, means a group of people working together on one side in some competitive sport or game. This term used in a broad sense applies to any place or setting where some people work together to achieve a common goal. This could be in the home of a person or office. The team could be of some people working on a project in the community or field. Wherever it may exist whether in sports or work but whenever there is a team, it becomes successful only when there is good team work.
A good team work includes work done by all the members. The people involved may be of different ages, different calibre, experience and positions. In spite of this when the coordinate well mutually the team will surely win any competition.
There are certain prerequisite conditions for a good team work. Every person should realize that his contribution, howsoever small is important in obtaining the goal. He may be less skilled than others but he has an important role to play.
There should be good understanding between different individuals involved in the work. Attitude should be such that each person supports and supplements one another. If one has made a mistake or is slow in doing the work, another person should voluntarily help him and try to rectify the fault. There should be no criticism and no backbiting. One simply has to fill in the gap in the working of a colleague or family member.
If criticized for something the younger person should take it in good spirit and understand that he/she is being criticized for their own betterment.
Another thing needed is that one keeps ego away while working in a team. In fact ego problems are the ones which damage the team work and hinder achievements. The elder in the establishment thinks that he is the boss and everybody should immediately follow his instructions without questioning. If someone dares to question him, he feels agitated. Similarly ego problems may exist at the junior level also. A person at this level may think as to why I should comply with the instructions of the senior colleague. Why I cannot put my views and ideas in to practice? A situation like this always results in chaos.
In fact each decision taken should be after discussion among all, but ultimately the decision of the chief or the boss should be respected by all. It should be realized that whatever is the outcome of the work, it is ultimately the responsibility of the boss or senior most person. Moreover he would be having more experience on the issue and much at stake over the outcome rather than anyone else.
The role of the chief at home or in the office is as important as that in a foot ball team. Like food taken in the mouth nourishes all body parts equally, such should be the attitude of the boss. He should care for all working with him without discrimination or bias of any kind. He is required to motivate and encourage them and help them to perform better. Good performance should be appreciated. One performing poorly should be counselled patiently and given a fair chance to improve.
It is very important that all people involved in a team should put in hard work and work honestly. If one avoids doing his due work, while others are doing so, results will be definitely affected adversely. It is like a car. If one wheel is defective, it cannot run for long. All persons included in a team should understand that if the team wins it is victory for all. A loss is defeat for all. They should work with that spirit. If for any reason a person is unhappy, he should inform the chief and move away gracefully, instead of spoiling the team work.
“One for all and all for one”, is the motto for good team work and such a team will surely succeed.