Teamwork is so universal a concept that we see examples of it all around us, among garden ants to astronauts in space. Modern organizations also thrive on efficient teams and concerted group efforts. In addition, they have redefined the concept of teamwork in view of new realities such as globalization, distributed teams and widespread use of technology. Working effectively in a team is considered an extremely important and arguably the most important soft skill. With excessive focus on individual marks, teamwork is not given its due share of importance, and sometimes, it is even discouraged.
In this chapter, we will take a closer look at teamwork and how you can nurture this skill. In Section 16.2, we will enumerate ...