Major Strengths of Teams

The Major Strengths of Teams

A perfect example of the old adage, “two heads are better than one,” can be found in the modern-day workplace in the form of a team. There are many advantages to utilizing teams in an effort to strengthen the workplace.   According to Lehman and DuFrene (2014), “The self-directed work team can become the basic organizational building block to best ensure success in dynamic global competition” (p. 17). Successful teams develop synergy, “a situation in which the whole is greater than the sum of the parts” (Lehman & DuFrene, 2014, p. 16). Through synergy, companies can reach their goals and be more successful and competitive.
“A group of people that work well together, that truly gel as a team, can achieve great things” (Mehok, 2013, 21-22).   Well-developed teams share common goals and attitudes, yet their different ideas and approaches add to enrich their production.   They work together to better their company and positively advance.   The successes and strengths of teams in the workplace are basically the result of the following ingredients:   1) Teams make workers happier by providing a sense of ownership.   2)   Increase efficiency by eliminating management layers.   3)   Enable a company to benefit from the talents of a whole workforce (Lehman & DuFrene, 2014, p. 16).  
In conclusion, teams strengthen the workplace and benefit its members.   Teams create a “win\win” situation for the company and the individual.   Teams strengthen the company with successful output while being on the team personally benefits the individual members. “Belonging to a team can result in feeling part of something larger than yourself” (Mehok, 2013, 21-22).

Lehman, C. & DuFrene, D. (2014). BCOM: Student Edition. Mason, OH: South-Western, Cengage Learning.
Mehok, K. (2013). STRENGTH IN TEAM BUILDING. Automotive Body Repair Network, 52(7), 21-22. Retrieved from