Effective workplace teams go through an evolutionary process as they move toward collaboration and productivity. Facilitating higher functioning and higher efficiency means breaking down barriers such as isolation among staff, and increasing commitment to the organization’s mission and vision. Teamwork combines a variety of objectives that require component tasks in completing the team goal. Members play distinct roles in providing expert knowledge to complete those tasks. Before colleagues can function effectively as a team, everyone involved must learn how to be a member of a team and understand their role.
Teaming combines the expertise of many minds, skills and perspectives. The synergy that results from multiple minds at work is typically more effective than the outcome any one person could achieve.