A Foundation for Effective Teams

Working together is generally an easy thing to do, after all, most people are social beings, and enjoy conversing, meeting and working with other people.

With many organizations looking to increase the capabilities of staff, either through change, or project based approaches, or even process review teams – knowledge workers are faced with more and more ‘team based’ work situations.

Yet, research shows that many managers, at all levels and in all organizations habitually over look the importance of creating ‘effective’ teams. The foundation of a ‘work team’ in all aspects is to accomplish more than when done alone. The key word is of course more. That makes sense, if a manager only needs one person’s opinion why not simply ask that person? Many times the work requirements are more in-depth and broader than one person’s perspective, which is why a team will be created.

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Joseph Cole
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