To foster team work means to develop, encourage, nurture and maintain a collaboration. When people are working as a team, they fully grasp and understand that greater things are accomplished when everyone is involved in the many processes of a business. This includes the creating of ideas and innovation, planning, decision making, taking action, following up, evaluating, reviewing feedback, and making changes. Teamwork requires the understanding that all in the organization can meet business goals better than one or only a few.
It is not in our human nature to embrace others as equally as ourselves. The self is the main focus yet as many of us know, when we focus on self it just isn’t as effective and many times, pretty disastrous. It may take some time to realize but someone who seeks his own gain first will sooner or later reap those rewards (meaning consequences). A business that focuses on the bottom line – the bottom dollar- will eventually lose customers and clients as it will suffer the consequences of:
Less customer service
Less customer loyalty
A bad reputation
Less promotion especially word-of-mouth promotion and referral
and so much more
Teamwork is key in a successful business whether it’s an online business or a brick and mortar business. Be sure to value other people’s opinions, talents, skills, experience, diversity, and input. Develop a culture of teamwork in your business and it will be a win-win situation for all.