From the start of Day2Day Books, my goal was to create a work environment for my own team with all the elements I liked during my previous employment. Some teams were great fun, some were more productive, while elsewhere I learned a ton! Below is a short list of my top 5 benefits of being part of a team.
Reasons Why Being Part of A Team is Important
My supervisor at my first full-time job mentioned during the interview; remember you spend more time with your colleagues than with your family, so you better pick a job/team you like. Of course, your colleagues would never replace your family, but you will still develop a connection with them. Some of my old team members have become lifelong friends!
2. Learning Opportunities:
I strongly believe that we all have our strengths and that it’s really hard to know ‘it’ all. Different people with different backgrounds and experiences create great learning opportunities and options to expand your own knowledge and vision.
3. Higher Productivity:
I borrowed this one from this post I read on the Atlassian blog, as I think it’s important to know a lot of this is backed up by science.
“Getting a pat on the back from the boss can boost an employee’s motivation, but receiving kudos from a team member may be even more effective.
The TINYpulse Employee Engagement and Organizational Culture Report surveyed more than 200,000 employees. Participants reported that having the respect of their peers was the #1 reason they go the extra mile at work.”
4. Fewer Errors:
I wouldn’t know what to do if I didn’t have a team around me to run a problem by when I have been staring at a spreadsheet and can’t seem to find the error. Or to proofread a letter or email before hitting send. These things are very hard when flying solo.
5. Less Burnout / More Flexibility:
A Gallup study of nearly 7,500 full-time employees found that 23 percent of employees feel burnt out at work very often or always. Another 44 percent say they sometimes feel this way. What helps? Sharing the load.
You’re not alone, meaning someone else can take over when you have a wedding to attend, you have to look after family members, when you’re sick or when you go on holidays. Knowing there is another person who has your back and understands you and the work situation you’re dealing with decreases the chance of burnout. Nothing is worse than coming back to a mountain of work after time off. As a team, you can carry the load together!
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