The Ingredients of Team Work #GreatMinds

Teamwork is a coordinated and cooperative action of a group whose members participate responsibly and enthusiastically to accomplish a task. A supportive environment is of great consequence. Getting people to work together effectively is the primary task of a manager. Clear communication and motivation is the glue that holds the team together. The success of a manager depends on this creative fusion of assertion and affection on their part, while the team members need to bring productivity, sensitivity, motivation, and cooperation to the task at hand. All successful teams demonstrate the same essential features: strong and effective leadership; the establishment of precise objectives; making informed decisions; each member contributing responsibly; the ability to act quickly upon these decisions; communicating freely; mastering the requisite skills and techniques; having clear targets for the team to work towards; and – above all- finding the right balance of people prepared to work together for the common good of the team!

Here’s what Oliver Wendell Holmes, an American physician, poet, and polymath, has to say:


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In this ongoing series #GreatMinds on my blog, I am shining a spotlight on the important ideas that some very successful people keep talking about in their public life.

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