Teamwork is not only essential when it comes to completing a project, it’s also vital to the overall success of a company; for example:
If a company is to grow and move to the next level, teamwork will be key. Not only should each member of the team have the skills to do their own jobs, they should have the ability to communicate with those around them, in order to have a cohesive team that can solve problems as a group before they become too big.
Teamwork is critical at all stages of SDLC (software development life cycle), no matter what your seniority is in the process. From the manager who is organising and overseeing the individuals working on the project, to the less senior members who are carrying out the time critical elements that will bring the system to life, communication and an ability to work together to complete their own, and a common goal, are essential if the project is to work.
Teamwork isn’t all about one person telling another what to do, and then just leaving them to get on with the job. Teamwork is about being able to give clear and concise instructions, and being open to discuss issues that arise from those instructions in a helpful way that will get everything back on track; managers manage situations, not dictate what has to be done.
Overcoming the obstacles that will arise during a project, will have as much to do with the chemistry of the team as a whole than the individual skills of each person working on it.
Last, there is a saying that “there is no ‘I’ in team”, and when it comes to the success – or even failure – of a project, it is a team effort, so the credit or responsibility is down to the team, not any one individual.