Teamwork is completing a task in collaboration with teammates. It’s simple, yet often disregarded when it comes to credit taking. People usually wants every credit to themselves, but naturally reluctant to perform the tasks required by themselves.
So what makes a good teamwork? Mutual trust and coordinated collaboration. Trust seems simple in its 5-letter words, but it is hard to earn. Yea, you didnt get it wrong, you have to earn the trust, and not given. It encompasses mutual understanding (hence acceptance), and the discipline to show the integrity within you. People wont trust (therefore buy) your idea if you keep flip flopping, which shows that you are either lying or not competent, and vice versa.
Coordinated collaboration allows each of the team members to take part consciously in the work, and be involved in the progress. It requires a well defined structure that encompasses efficiency in communication. Proper coordination among team members reduces time wasted and further improves the positive spirit among themselves. This eventually leads to high quality work with strong satisfaction from the members, contributing significantly to progress.
Working in a team can be fun and englightening. Imagine having the opportunity to learn from people of different backgrounds, all in the same team! With principles and goals aligned, as well as strong discipline to bring the whole team through ups and downs together, teamwork can actually allow a complex project to work through like a simple task!
Embrace it, accept others and have fun!