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Chapter 22. Fostering Team Commitment Th... > Increased Effectiveness from Collabo...

Increased Effectiveness from Collaboration

Working together to achieve common goals, team members stimulate each other to higher levels of accomplishment. Fresh ideas are generated and tested, and the team’s productivity exceeds any combined efforts of employees working individually. In this way, collaboration builds interdependence. People recognize the benefits of helping one another and realize it is expected.

People collaborating on teams gain personal power in the form of confidence from knowing that others share their views and are acting in concert with them. Team goals become individual goals, and group problems become individual problems. Members contribute their best to problem solving because they have a personal stake in doing so. The effort is non-threatening.


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