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16 March 2021

Why Teamwork Is Key For Successful Projects

“Teamwork makes the dream work” – John C. Maxwell

Chances are you have, currently do, or will work with a team. Teams are made up of individuals with different skills and experience levels that work together towards a common goal. They are found in settings such as sports, work, education, clubs, etc. The ideal team is composed of individuals that have different strengths to complete a task that can be used to help the other teammates that do not have those skills. Let’s take a look at why teamwork Is key for successful projects:

1. Brainstorming Power

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Having more people thinking of solutions leads to more options and the ability to choose the best one. It promotes creativity and allows team members to play off each other’s ideas to enhance them.
Teamwork during the brainstorming process is vital for coming up with great ideas, products, and solutions.

2. Riskier But Well Thought-Out Ideas

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Since the brainstorming process is made easier with teamwork, that means the solutions can be high-risk high-reward while still being well thought out. Instead of one person worrying about the risk of the different ideas, the risk can be mitigated with each teammate using their strengths to take care of the things needed to bring each idea to life.

3. Builds Trust

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As teammates work together, they will also build trust amongst one another. Trust is important when working as a team because it can be the difference between cohesive teamwork and disruptive teamwork. If there is no trust, teammates will not be able to work together efficiently, thus the work will not be done as well as it cold have been. Having trust between the team leads to successful projects and brings ideas to life. One of the ways trust is built between teammates is with constant communication.

4. Better And More Efficient Work

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The combination of brainstorming, better ideas, and trust leads to better and more efficient work. Most successful projects involve teamwork, it’s what help bring million- dollar ideas to life!
Building the right team is important to get a projected completed efficiently and successfully. It is ideal to select a diverse group of individuals that are experts in different areas of work to work together towards a common goal whether it be an idea, product, service, solution, etc. A team of experts is much more equipped at spearheading a project than a single individual is. This is true for many reasons, a big reason being that, given the same skill level and equipment, an individual would simply take much longer than a team would to do the same exact work.