How to Optimize Your Organization for Teamwork

Teamwork is a popular buzzword and is often used to convey success in the workplace. But what exactly is good teamwork?

Think back to a time when you had the most enjoyable experience working together with a group of people. There may have been a few people leading the team, each person taking turns at speaking. Maybe there was laughter, but you all worked hard toward a common challenge and accomplished a goal — perhaps with great success, but nevertheless it was rewarding and exciting. Whatever the outcome, there was an energy, a positive chemistry that you may not be able to describe.

Most likely that sense of reward came from working interdependently with everyone, and knowing that you all contributed to the goal, rather than working separately.

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Karen Richardson
Karen Richardson is a writer, editor and blogger on business, health and wellness for Canadian and U.S. publications. She can be found on Twitter @worklifewriter.