Benefits of Building a Team



Team (def.) n. Two or more people who must work together interdependently and are held accountable for the results.

There are obvious benefits and disadvantages when it comes to team building and working as a team. However, with the right team the members and the organization can greatly benefit.

Certain people may think they know all the answers, however often this is not the case. Where one person is lacking in a skill another makes up creating a stronger workforce where team members learn from one another. Problems can be solved as a team where solutions were hard to come by individually.

As people work together they have a tendency to learn more about each other’s responsibilities and tasks and opens up the door for cross-training adding flexibility to the organization.

With team members working for the common goal it is possible to come up with new ways of doing things, faster more efficient ways. Productivity increases as well as motivation.

The benefits of building a team will increase personal well-being, stimulate performance, increase job satisfaction, lead to synergistic combinations of ideas, and foster greater cooperation among team members.

Benefits of Team Building

  • Improve individual performance
  • Improve individual attendance
  • Emphasizes self-direction
  • Increases acceptance of team decisions
  • Promotes cooperation
  • Cross-training and work force flexibility
  • Improve processes
  • Improved problem solving
  • Greater job satisfaction

References:
Federal Aviation Administration FAA Human Factors, Retrieved December 28, 2011, from http://www.hf.faa.gov/teamperform/Team008.htm