Teamwork in Business
One of the effective strategies employed by successful businesspeople, and to which they attribute their success, is getting business work done in a team as opposed to workingalone. You do not necessarily have to possess the numbers in terms of staffing to exploit the benefits that teamwork offers. Even when you do not have any employee working for you, you can delegate workwhenever it is possible. To succeed in business, you may likely not be able to do everything on your own. So, when you have an opportunity and it is feasible, you can engage others to do the work WITH you-or even FOR you. For example, if, as a tailor, you are contracted to sew thousands of school uniforms, you can do the cutting according to sizes and give half of them to another tailor whose services you can trust, to handle the sewing. This will relieve the pressure on you, and you stand a better chance to deliver the work on time. It is true that you may spend more money, but it is equally true, even more true, that itenables you move farther ahead in your business, and it will be worth it in the final analysis.
In teamwork, you do not have to be an expert in all areas of the business. You can get professionals on board to perform the tasksyou are not skilled in, exploring the capabilities of different individuals towards the ultimate goal of business success. Remember the cliché that NOBODY IS AN ISLAND?
You as the actual owner of the business may not be exposed to, or experienced in, certain areas, and it may pose problems to you, sometimes even becoming a source of boredom. When this happens, you will likely find yourself making mistakes that will cost you and your business gravely. Finding and engaging someone or other people who are more proficient than you in certain areas of your business will not only ensure that products and services are offered at a very professional level, but also guarantee their availability as and when needed. These are what business chiefly needs to progress.
“Talent wins games, but TEAMWORK and INTELLIGENCE win CHAMPIONSHIPS”, said Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player of all time. Make this the guiding principle of your business!