The Covid-19 pandemic has also shaped the way people work and has made teamwork seem even more important. After all, in a study by Gartner, 65% of all respondents said that they have been rethinking the importance of their work since the pandemic. Their own satisfaction is more important than ever. At Actonic, we see it the same way and rely on teamwork to achieve it.
In this article, we share how we define and actively live teamwork.
Teamwork: a definition
The term “teamwork” refers to an activity that is performed by several people working together. Each person adds an individual part to achieve a common goal. However, teamwork is more than just group work and is characterized by open communication and a shared sense of responsibility. Team means that individuals support each other to reach their full potential.
This is also Actonic’s motto:
Unfolding your potential.
Some benefits of teamwork at a glance:
Teamwork scientifically validated
The importance of teamwork is also shown by the large number of studies on this topic. In order to understand teamwork in more detail, we take our inspiration from studies by J. Richard Hackman. Back in the 1970s, he found that there are certain preconditions that make successful teamwork possible in the first place:
But how can these requirements be defined, and how are they lived at Actonic? We’ll tell you.
And spoiler alert: A few teamwork quotes you surely don’t know yet are waiting for you!
Important preconditions for teamwork
Why is tug-of-war often held as a “team building event”? Here, literally everyone is pulling in the same direction. There is an explicitly defined goal and only one direction to aim for. This is especially important in teamwork: a common goal. Employees need a vision that is challenging and motivating. Inspiration occurs when we have explicit goals to work towards.