The Importance Of Effective Teamwork On Teamwork

2109 WordsMar 21, 20169 Pages
In Organizations, the importance of effective teamwork cannot be understated. Teamwork, as defined by Merriam-Webster is the work done by several associates with each doing a part but all subordinating personal prominence to the efficacy as a whole. Therefore, the need for people within organizations to be able to pair up and work together to achieve common goals (or a common goal, with single purpose teams) is a highly valued need and one of the basic tasks for any manager within a hierarchy to bring about as establishing effective teamwork offers more creative and efficient ways to solve strategic business problems (Matthews & Mclees, 2015). There are many concepts in the study of management that provide guidance to Managers in ensuring success in teamwork projects. This essay will explore three of these concepts; Motivation, Leadership, Group and Team Design/Building in depth, evaluating their usefulness to managers and discussing the extent to which they can be successful in bringing success on teamwork projects. “Motivation is a primary factor in whether goals are missed, met or exceeded…and it is motivation that decides whether a team is high performing or barely meeting goals” (Yoke, 2006). Therefore, motivation concepts can be used by managers to inspire employees in a group to get the best out of them on a project (Campo, 2014). In discussing motivation as a viable tool in teamwork projects, managers must find a balance between extrinsic and intrinsic
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