I agree Teamwork is a necessary component of any organizations competitive advantage. When you have a team, a true team, the speed of implementation, completion of greatness as well as your retention of talent and dedication of the staff increases exponentially. To develop these team talents a focus on team work must be included in the metrics and evaluations of the team members success. It is easy for the leader to state "We need to work as a team" the challenge is implementing accountability for team work.
When the team work function is placed into the accountability of performance the organization will see people helping others out, increases in collaboration, even increased creative ideas and innovative processes.
Teamwork gets a lot of lip service in business. Is teamwork really as
Came across this from Andrew Long's I love TeamBuilding
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