A good leader is one who believes in his ability and uses it to help, support and manage his team members.

In addition, he should be well versed with the strengths and weaknesses of his team as well and come up with plans and strategies to help improve the team’s efficiency. He should be able to manage the team’s tasks in a smart manner, as it reflects his ability to bring out the best in them.

A team whose members focus on their own individual tasks may not be as efficient as a team that is working together by helping each other overcome difficulties, troubleshooting problems, and dealing with pressure.

Moreover, a team that works together multiplies the overall productivity level and can achieve the stipulated goals in less time.

The team leader plays a pivotal role in introducing his team to the quintessential concept of teamwork.

If you know the difference between a team that just works, and a team that works together, read on as to how you can implement the latter:


A team with a communication barrier can never work together. A team leader needs to take the required initiative to help break the ice between team members. Promoting communication among each other is essential, as it helps in knowing each other, which in turn leads to better co ordination.


Group meetings are a good way to help team members know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. This can also open doors for them to ask for help from each other when they have an issue. Most importantly, knowing the abilities of fellow team members can help to build trust and respect.


Team Building Activities

Games, events, dinners, and similar social outings are some of the activities that can help with team building. People often tend to have work related discussions during official hours, but being more social can help the team to know more about their fellow colleagues and build stronger ties with each other.

Assign Team Tasks

Tasks that require the team to depend work in tandem helps them to communicate with each other, form trust and support each other. And when the task is completed, it builds respect and value for the team members. Providing incentive or rewards for fulfilling the tasks can motivate them to work even better.


The leader leads and the team follows, and the same goes when it comes to behavior. A good leader carries his whole team together without being partial.

Teams that believe in helping each other keep a common goal and aim to complete the tasks together. They can overcome situations with ease. And with a smart leader who motivates, supports, and binds a team together is the only wizard to make it happen.

How Can You Encourage Teamwork?

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Anwar Shaikh
Anwar Shaikh writes about Human Resource Management. A self-made, reared-up writer and a poetic soul, Anwar is a wannabe Cloud evangelist and has a great penchant for SMAC, CRM, ERP and human resources. He writes for Pocket HCM, a leading provider of cloud based HR-payroll and Attendance Management System to small and mid-sized businesses all across India.