Pros and Cons of Business Teamwork

Business teamwork is a concept designed to allow groups of people to work together to get more work done in a shorter period of time.  There are many pros and cons of teamwork that you must consider before you put a team together.  Understanding these things will help you put together the proper teams which will effectively accomplish tasks as they should.

Business teamwork needs to be organized in a way that works for both the team as a whole, and each individual member.  Some companies assign so many projects to some people that they are unable to attend team meetings, never have time to work on the project, and they don’t communicate as much either.  When employees are overwhelmed with too many projects, the quality of each one will be less than desired.  Too often a company will assign too many projects to the same project manager who is overloaded.  If you want teamwork to work successfully, each team member’s work load needs to be appropriate, and well as each team leader’s.

Business teamwork needs to be productive.  The purpose of a team is to elicit maximum productivity.  Sometimes when teams are put together, the people don’t have any guidance due to the lack of a good leader.  They aren’t sure of the ultimate goal and productivity is wasted.  They might procrastinate on the project or not work on it at all because they are waiting for someone to take charge.  A team needs a leader who can successfully delegate tasks and make the end goal clear to all of the members of the team.  Each person should be able to contribute to the team in a way that makes them feel like they are accomplishing something so they feel important.

Business teamwork requires a project to be laid out with a plan.  There are project planning software packages which make it very easy to break down the different tasks associated with the project.  A big project can be broken down into smaller projects for each person.  Each little project needs a timeline and a deadline associated with it.  This way, you can track progress of each individual performance and have an idea if everyone will meet their posted deadline.  If it appears they will not complete their portion then you can have another team member help them.

Business teamwork needs to be productive and successful or it will become a waste of company money.  The process using teams will always fail if and when they are not facilitated properly in order to gain maximum efficiency.  Proper planning and delegation of a project will ensure a project is completed by deadline and everyone feels like they have accomplished something.


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