BUSINESS TIME ARTICLE- B1:

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Working together, or collaboration, is when two or more people team up to achieve a goal. Studies have shown that working together is good because it keeps people motivated and helps them do better. People who work in teams stay interested longer, feel less tired, and get better results compared to those who work alone.

When we work together as a team, we can achieve things that one person alone cannot do. Also, talking and sharing ideas with team members helps us think better and contribute more.

Here are five tips for working well in a team, which will help us be more productive and get better results:

  1. Be Cooperative: In a team, it’s important to cooperate and share your skills and talents. When you know what each team member is good at, you can use everyone’s skills to your advantage. Team leaders should lead by example and support team members by sharing their knowledge and resources. When leaders are open to new ideas, team members are likely to do the same.
  2. Set Clear Goals: Working in a team without clear goals is like running a race without knowing where the finish line is. To work well together, we need to know our goals and what each person’s job is. This keeps us focused, motivated, and helps us understand how we contribute to the team’s success.
  3. Balance Tasks and Relationships: Goals are important, but we should also remember that a team is made up of people and their relationships. Good teams have leaders who can adapt their leadership style. They start by setting goals and roles, but as the project goes on, they also focus on building good relationships among team members.
  4. Communicate Openly: Communication is key when working together. We need to talk to each other and share what we’re doing. Just meeting once a week isn’t enough. There are tools like Microsoft Teams or Slack that help us communicate regularly and openly. We can also use messaging apps like WhatsApp or LINE to talk to each other informally. 
  5. Build a Team Community: Companies often organize social events to create a sense of community among employees. It could be a lunchtime gathering, a quiz, or simply taking coffee breaks together. These activities help team members bond and collaborate better.

Working together with others can help your business make more money, make customers happy, take care of your products, and become stronger in the market. Just remember this saying: “If you want to go quickly, go by yourself. If you want to go far, go with others.”

Let’s now test your knowledge with a short quiz!

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Here is a quiz testing you on the five top tips for working well in a team, which help us be more productive and get better results.

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