In every workplace, you hear people talking about the importance of teams and the need to build better teams that are closer and work as a well oiled unit. However, the experience of creating a team is not as easy as one thinks and involves a lot of hard work. Developing an effective team takes time, patience, and a lot of effort.
The feeling of belonging in a team comes from a shared work ethic and a culture that everyone is proud of. In short, the feeling develops from employees understanding the fact that they are part of a bigger whole and not just a small unit and their every action is a part of a larger plan. In a workplace where ‘team’ is greater than the individual; everyone works towards performing to the best of their abilities so that the team can earn their stars together. Each individual’s achievement is another contribution to the team’s achievement and every time someone lacks in their individual goals, it is the team that takes a step back from reaching perfection. It is this attitude that creates the intangible entity that we all call a ‘team’.
But the overall sense of teamwork can be too overpowering and needs to be differentiated from the process of developing a team formed for a specific goal. .
When an individual understands his importance in the team, and believes in the team’s mission then it becomes easier to ask them to be fully committed to the task assigned to them. As the team grows, the individual should feel that he is also growing with the team and be proud of his achievements and his contribution towards the team. Employee commitment is an important part of team building and keeping it working without any hassles.