Essay on Teams in the 21st Century

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Teams in the 21st Century Reflection Paper Precious Soc 110 January 26, 2010 Steven Moore Teams in the 21st Century Reflection Paper Communication and collaboration is starting to play a very important role in workplaces and in schools. Workplace success depends on the ability to communicate with others. On some jobs if they cannot work as a team and communicate with other people they will lose their job. I work in teams at work and I also have worked in small groups at school, and find the outcome to be much greater working with someone than working alone. Communication helps the educator and the students interact with each other. I work in a team every day at work. Our jobs consist of teams, teamwork, and communication. I…show more content…
In most aspects of life we have to work with another people. Playing sports is no different. For example, when they are running a relay on a track team, they depend on their teammate to get to them and pass off the baton before the next teammate gets to their partner. That is a big deal of communication and teamwork. Working in teams is becoming more and more popular in jobs today. Teamwork could make the job, goal, or mission easier. If we cannot work as a team sometimes it could cost us our job. Teamwork and collaborating is a requirement on most jobs. We must be able to communicate with other employees to get the job done. Everyone working within a business communicates with customers and consumers to make sure all the client’s needs are met. Even our supervisor has to communicate and work as a team. They have to communicate with the staff to run the business proficiently. Teamwork has nothing but benefits. Less time to complete a task, better outcome, and we can get to know the people better while doing all this. Two heads are better than one. I could benefit from stronger team skills by learning what other members bring to the group. There may be a topic I think I know everything about but one person can never learn too much. “Under the right circumstances, groups are remarkably intelligent, and are often smarter than the smartest people in them” (Surowiecki, 2004, pxiii). My job is
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