Who Calls the Shots? – Teamwork in the Workplace

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Every business has a team of some sort and to ensure good organisation and functionality, there should be dedicated leadership. When leadership is in place, there is clear guidance in what needs doing and to what time frame. There is also the benefit of good problem-solving and decision-making.

But who calls the shots? The boss, obviously. There would normally be a manager in the business, who is there to lead the team and give them proper direction and guidance. But not everyone works in this way, as it can be oppressive and simply annoying. If these negative feelings exist in the workplace, it can lead to lower efficiency, lower quality standards, and a lower work output. Businesses are more often employing a more open, positive working environment, where everyone has the freedom to voice their opinions and are given independence to work responsibly on their own initiative.

Teamwork in the workplace is the best option for much more efficient work, higher quality standards, and a greater work output. A team that works well together will understand the strengths and weaknesses of each other. Strong teamwork in the workplace allows the employees to become proficient at dividing up tasks so they are done by the most qualified people.

Some benefits of good teamwork can include:

Produce better solutions: A team is more likely to work together to bring their ideas to one place, which allows better problem-solving. The saying “two heads are better than one” is true, and solutions to problems can be made quicker and better.

Better decision-making: A team who can come up with solutions together are also good and making decisions. Having a strong, professional team in the workplace will allow for more ideas and opinions and for much better decision making all round.

Positive risk-taking: A team is more likely to take positive risks, in order to get the job done efficiently. Taking risks can be necessary in business, and more people working together are more likely to have the confidence to take that extra leap.

Positive working environment: A team can work together and share knowledge and responsibilities, which makes them more emotionally positive. Teamwork encourages a wider sense of ownership, and subsequently, enthusiasm and job satisfaction.

More efficient working: A team that works well together works much more efficiently. Productivity and achieving goals are increased with teamwork, as employees are able to share common goals as well as the workload.

Innovation and creativity: A team who works together can be innovative and creative. Working together makes it much easier for new ideas to appear freely. Innovation and creativity can be improved in a team, as there would be wider inputs and greater involvement.

At LBM, our efficiency strives on hard work and excellent teamwork to provide the best possible service. From the initial client meeting to writing the profiles; from managing the accounts, to effective lead generation, LBM work as a team throughout to ensure everything runs smoothly to achieve excellent quality results.

The best way for a company to function is like a well-oiled machine, so that each part works efficiently and allow the next part to do its job just as well. Most companies understand this method and employ an efficiency in teamwork to get the most out of the working day, providing excellent services through great professionalism.

So, who calls the shots? Everyone. Successful companies utilise everyone to work as a team, which will produce better solutions, better decisions, positive risks, a positive environment, efficiency and innovation. Such positive reinforcement would suggest it’s an obvious method to take on to achieve common goals to result in profitable, sustainable business growth. Subsequently, teamwork in the workplace provides excellent efficiency and is effectively one of the best ways for a business to function.


Michael Holloway

Lead Writer

Written for Dr. Mark D. Yates, the LinkedIn Expert’s Expert

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About the author

Michael Holloway is the Lead Writer at LBM and is an author and content writer from Liverpool. He studied English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Central Lancashire in 2008 and gained his Masters in Writing from Liverpool John Moores University in 2012. In February 2017, his novel was longlisted for the Penguin Random House WriteNow event in Manchester.

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