Employees with good teamwork skills can work well with others to achieve a common goal. Teams face a unique set of challenges in the digital age, but good teamwork can still take place and contribute to meeting objectives more effectively than individually.
According to the Harvard Business Review, the highest performing teams have these four components in common.
- Compelling direction: Having established goals that are challenging but achievable will motivate teams to meet objectives.
- Strong Structure: Having a team with a balanced set of skills and diverse views/backgrounds encourages creativity.
- Supportive context: Ensuring the team has everything they need to effectively communicate and work towards their objectives together. This is especially important in the increase of digital teamwork.
- Shared mindset: Having a common understanding to promote better collaboration.
Furthermore, evaluating the effectiveness of your team’s ability to collaborate can help you determine how to improve your team building for future projects.