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Successful organizations emphasize and promote teamwork
In various organizations, teamwork is promoted so that various functionaries can work collectively to achieve a set organizational goal. Often, it requires everyone collaborating and giving their best for a common goal.

A team is a group of functionaries with a shared understanding of common goal or unity of purpose. It is commonly said that two or more heads are better than one. In team work, individual strengths become the group strengths and members accept and welcome constructive and corrective feedback.

According to PL Jonson, the team members always need to get to know one another, build trust and a result get to help and support one another.

Moreover, the individual strengths and skills get pooled together to become the team strength. Once the team becomes cohesive, the members help one another to adapt to a change, renewal or innovation in a positive way.

For team formation and task accomplishment, the following things need to be done: Getting to know one another and rapport or relationship building; establishing the unity of purpose by understanding the group task and mission; sharing the individual strengths; planning and participating; accomplishing the task and keeping updated about the progress periodically; reviewing and consolidating the outcomes along with recommendations for further; improvement; and documentation of accomplished task.

The research in teamwork informs that a mix of 6 to 12 members with diverse skills is often recommended to accomplish an innovative task. According to Goetsch and Davis, a team works most effectively when the individual team members form positive, mutually supportive and have collegial relationships. The elements like competence, trust, communication and mutual support are the foundation on which effective teamwork is built.

If, teamwork is crux of the organization success, educational institutions must deemphasize competition and emphasize team teaching and cooperative learning strategies, I feel.

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