“Getting together is just the beginning. Standing side by side can be considered progress. But the real success is to work together. ” Henry ford
Companies that are pioneers in non-stop technological developments, although their fields are different, they meet at a common point on the way to success: Talented people coming together in their organizations and their effective management. For this reason, developments in the 21st century force companies to restructure and teamwork in the face of change. Teamwork, on the other hand, can be seen as an effort to create value together, bringing together people with different knowledge, skills and experience to “meet the mind”.
Let’s say we joined a team in the department we work in and we were told that we would work with that team for a few months. There are three main characteristics we need to look for in ourselves and in other members so that we can call these people a team: First, being open to sharing by feeling belonging to the team we are in. Second, being able to suppress the “I” part from time to time and focus on being “we” for the benefit of the team. Third is to stick to the goals set by the team and always be ready to make an effort. If both we and our teammates carry all these items, we are motivated to realize our organization goals, and we strive to ensure workflow by increasing our performance.
A study * on this subject shows that while production increases by 77 percent in companies with teamwork practice, the professional satisfaction of employees increases by 65 percent. These results prove us the benefits of effective teamwork with numbers.
After forming our team, there are strategies that need to be focused on, which will lead us to success and make us stand out in the competitive environment. The first of the basic strategies we can use is to determine the business goals that will be accepted as the route of the teams. Team members who understand the purpose of the job will be more inclined to work holistically thanks to increased job satisfaction and higher morale. The second is to produce quick solutions in the face of difficult situations encountered in today’s world where there is no resource and time to be wasted. The more practical and solution-oriented we are, the more this will benefit us! The last one is to use integrated solutions in team building. Without exception, when organizations tried to achieve success in one way, this resulted in negative results. We must follow our successful route by focusing on the process that brings the team ‘s success, constantly learning, thinking in a planned and comprehensive manner.
Is teamwork important in Papilon? Absolutely! Teamwork is one of the values in the organizational culture in Papilon, which proceeds with the principle of human-oriented work. MOT, MOB and MOR units work in teams and aim to progress with coordination between units. There are methods that are tried to be applied in order to avoid conflict in teams. While targeting teams, care is taken to be clear and clear. The tasks that will be assigned to the team members are shared considering the role and ability of everyone. While team leaders try to be at an equal distance to their team members, they listen to everyone and give everyone an equal voice. At the root of all this, it is a priority to establish an atmosphere of respect and trust between and within the teams.
As Henry Ford stated in his words, Papilon acts with the awareness that success in teamwork does not only come from people standing side by side. The goal on the road to success is to keep the rhythm to be caught as a team and to make working together sustainable.
* Cohen , P. , & Levesque , H. (1991). Teamwork . Noûs , 25 (4), 487-512