Teamwork - Secrets to success

Talking about the importance of work teams is relatively easy, which is not the case when trying to align professional interests, skills and abilities. We all know that the job market is increasingly demanding, concerned with selecting individuals with a strong capacity for adaptation and flexibility, always prepared to be able to see in the other an opportunity for new learning.

But, after all, what are the secrets to a successful work team?



Nowadays, the divergences of the work teams are notorious, when compared to those of the past years. Nowadays, they are clearly much more diversified, dispersed, digital and dynamic.

All employees aspire to the opportunity to stand out in their workplace, achieving a position of superiority over the rest. However, only when the efforts of all members are added, can benefits be reaped for the company in question.

As with almost everything in life, only when all workers have team spirit and put common goals above individual goals will they be able to achieve victories and win championships.

Learning to work as a team has become a necessity and, above all, a huge differential!

Advantages of teamwork

The advantages of good team work are numerous. Below are some of them:

  • enables the exchange of experiences, information and knowledge;
  • promotes collaboration between professionals from different areas;
  • improves interpersonal relationships;
  • creates a spirit of unity among employees;
  • improves the quality of the work environment;
  • aggregates different perspectives of solution to eventual problems of the company;
  • allows everyone to participate in important company projects;
  • speeds up project execution and results;
  • promotes healthy professional competitiveness for employees.

Success at work

Secrets to success

In order to achieve the advantages of team work, it is necessary to work / shape some fundamental aspects within the team itself. This way, let us know some of the secrets for a successful work team!

1. Promote communication

Open and free communication, within a work team, is one of the most important characteristics. All members should be able to communicate openly with the group, in the form of requesting updates and status of projects, as well as other questions and suggestions. A work team that encourages good communication, allows everyone to share their ideas and opinions without fear.

2. Promote respect

All aspects must be respected, namely ideas, communication skills, training, religion and working methods even if, at times, you do not agree with them.

3. Promote collaboration

Any team work or project requires effective collaboration. Each member must understand how their skills and talents will fit with those of the rest of the work team. If the goal is a working team that works, everyone should understand what their role is and how to use it in order to contribute to success.

4. Promote conflict management and problem solving

A proper strategy for conflict management and problem solving must be an integral part of an effective team. It is obvious that this will be different from team to team, as the situation and individual members must be taken into account. It becomes imperative to structure and adapt the methods of conflict management and problem solving that are most efficient for that specific team. When the members are able to face all the obstacles together, the team will be able to work smoothly.

5. Set goals

Often, leaders tend to distribute tasks, without contextualizing the work and its importance. This makes the members feel that the work is endless, useless and often exhausting. Your team needs goals SMART.

SMART goals

Any work team needs specific, measurable, attainable, relevant objectives and defined dates for achieving them. These will allow you to prioritize what is most important, directing you to better results that, consequently, will provide a sense of achievement in all members.

6. Promote transparency

In this case, transparency is understood as the method of making everything (information, numbers, plans and objectives) quickly accessible to all members of the work team. By promoting this transparency, you can take advantage of all the team's intelligence and motivation, because everyone will know not only what they are doing, but also what their colleagues are doing. This allows members to understand how all tasks fit into the overall plan of goals to be achieved by the organization.

7. Recognize achievements

Various scientific studies show that the greatest motivation of people is not money, but recognition. A good way to do this is to discuss all the team's accomplishments at the end of each week. This should be a time when team members congratulate themselves on the goals achieved.

8. Enable decision-making power

When it comes to decision-making, a leader must rely on the knowledge of his team members. It is for this reason that collaboration and management within the team is one of the key ingredients for success. Therefore, providing the team with the power to make decisions is essential to generate motivation and perform a good job.

9. Promote meetings

Although it is not at all reasonable to have team work without meetings, it is important to ensure that the ones that exist are productive and that guide you towards the goals to be achieved. A good strategy for promoting productive team meetings is to use status. These reports allow you to proceed directly to strategic discussions. In this way, time is saved and the dreaded work meetings are guaranteed to become success stories.

Effective teamwork requires the definition of clear goals and excellent communication between all members. It is essential to ensure that they are working in the same direction and towards the same goals. After all, the basis of everything is the people and not the projects. If you focus on making people work, you can take advantage of all the potential they have to achieve extraordinary things together.


Filipe Martins

Founder and CEO of Filipengine - Sistemas de Informação. Specialist in Programming and Digital Marketing. Trainer and certified E-Trainer. Consultant and researcher. Aspiring to Computer Engineer (Universidade Lusófona do Porto), Professional Superior Technician in Programming of Information Systems (University of Aveiro) and Professional Technician of Management and Programming of Computer Systems, with experience as a team leader for more than 5 years.

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