How to Build an Effective Team

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BUILDING AN EFECTIVE TEAM
INTRODUCTION
Team building skills are essential for every aspect of life. Whether you are a manager, entrepreneur or just setting up a neighborhood park clean up, basic team building skills can determine the success of any project. Needless to say, many projects and events have failed because team collaboration and team work were sacrificed at the altar of individual grand standing, personal aggrandizement and personal achievements. Belonging to a team sets you up for greater effectiveness and efficiency that you never could accomplish on your own. Organizations and groups that promote teamwork create environments that lead to greater productivity, creativity not to mention a feeling of ownership. The corporate world has seen the rise of globalization and the world becoming a small village with interconnected maze of intricate ideologies, world views and varied perspectives that shape the economic and business landscape of the twenty first century. Swiping the above proposition under the perfect scrutiny of a microscopic binocular, it is clearly evident that owing to the web of interconnections in the world today, it is inconceivable for an individual to solely claim to undertake a project exclusively without getting assistance, resources, ideas, strategies, from somewhere or somebody to accomplish the desired results. This phenomenon settles the fact that people have to work with other people in any organization regardless of their variations and differences either in a group format or in a team formation to achieve goals and stated objectives. Team building is a core dynamic approach that can assist in the development of group goals and norms that support high productivity and quality of work life in team based work designs that have recently been the cusp of today’s manufacturing and service industries. In view of the diversities and complexities surrounding operational activities in organizations, individuals in groups and teams...
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